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han·dle

 (hăn′dl)
v. han·dled, han·dling, han·dles
v.tr.
1. To touch, lift, or hold with the hands: You should wash your hands before you handle food.
2. To operate with the hands; manipulate: can handle a jigsaw.
3. To deal with or have responsibility for; conduct: handles matters of corporate law.
4. To cope with or dispose of: handles problems efficiently.
5.
a. To direct, execute, or dispose of: handle an investment.
b. To manage, administer to, or represent: handle a boxer.
6. To deal or trade in the purchase or sale of: a branch office that handles grain exports.
v.intr.
To act or function in a given way while in operation: a car that handles well in the snow.
n.
1. A part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand: the handle of a suitcase; the handle of a faucet.
2. A means of understanding or control: has a handle on the situation.
3.
a. Slang A person's name.
b. An alternate name or nickname, especially one chosen for self-identification on online forums or citizens band radio.
4. Games The total amount of money bet on an event or over a set period of time.
Idiom:
handle (oneself)
1. To conduct oneself in a specified manner: handled herself well in the interview.
2. To be able to defend oneself or fend for oneself: Don't worry about me. I can handle myself.

[Middle English handelen, from Old English handlian.]

han′dle·less adj.
Synonyms: handle, manipulate, wield, ply2
These verbs mean to use or operate with or as if with the hands. Handle applies widely and suggests competence: We need workers who know how to handle power tools. The therapist handled every problem with sensitivity.
Manipulate connotes skillful or artful control: Some jets are controlled by manipulating a joystick.
When manipulate refers to people or personal affairs, it often implies deviousness or fraud in gaining an end: I realized I'd been manipulated into helping them.
Wield implies freedom, skill, ease, and effectiveness in handling physical or figurative implements: The cane cutters moved through the field, wielding their machetes. The mayor's speechwriter wields a persuasive pen.
It also connotes effectiveness in the exercise of intangibles such as authority or influence: The dictator wielded enormous power.
Ply suggests industry and persistence: The rower plied his oars in a steady rhythm.
The term also applies to the regular and diligent engagement in a task or pursuit: She plies the banker's trade with great success. See Also Synonyms at touch.

handle

(ˈhændəl)
n
1. the part of a utensil, drawer, etc, designed to be held in order to move, use, or pick up the object
2. NZ a glass beer mug with a handle
3. slang a person's name or title
4. (Broadcasting) a CB radio slang name for call sign
5. an opportunity, reason, or excuse for doing something: his background served as a handle for their mockery.
6. (Textiles) the quality, as of textiles, perceived by touching or feeling
7. (Horse Racing) the total amount of a bet on a horse race or similar event
8. fly off the handle informal to become suddenly extremely angry
vb (mainly tr)
9. to pick up and hold, move, or touch with the hands
10. to operate or employ using the hands: the boy handled the reins well.
11. to have power or control over: my wife handles my investments.
12. to manage successfully: a secretary must be able to handle clients.
13. to discuss (a theme, subject, etc)
14. to deal with or treat in a specified way: I was handled with great tact.
15. (Commerce) to trade or deal in (specified merchandise)
16. (intr) to react or respond in a specified way to operation or control: the car handles well on bends.
[Old English; related to Old Saxon handlon (vb), Old High German hantilla towel]
ˈhandleable adj
ˈhandled adj
ˈhandleless adj

han•dle

(ˈhæn dl)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. a part of a thing made to be grasped or held by the hand.
2. anything serving as or resembling a handle.
3. Slang. a person's name.
4. the total amount bet on an event or game.
v.t.
6. to touch, pick up, carry, or feel with the hand or hands; use the hands on.
7. to manage, deal with, or be responsible for: This computer handles our billing.
8. to use or employ, esp. in a particular manner; manipulate: to handle color expertly in painting.
9. to manage, direct, train, or control: to handle troops.
10. to deal with (a subject, theme, etc.).
11. to deal with or treat in a particular way: to handle a person with tact.
12. to deal or trade in.
v.i.
13. to behave or perform in a particular way when handled. The jet was handling poorly.
Idioms:
get or have a handle on, to acquire or possess a usable understanding of.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English handel, Old English hand(e)le; (v.) Middle English handelen, Old English handlian, c. Old High German hantalōn to seize. See hand, -le]
han′dle•a•ble, adj.

handle


Past participle: handled
Gerund: handling

Imperative
handle
handle
Present
I handle
you handle
he/she/it handles
we handle
you handle
they handle
Preterite
I handled
you handled
he/she/it handled
we handled
you handled
they handled
Present Continuous
I am handling
you are handling
he/she/it is handling
we are handling
you are handling
they are handling
Present Perfect
I have handled
you have handled
he/she/it has handled
we have handled
you have handled
they have handled
Past Continuous
I was handling
you were handling
he/she/it was handling
we were handling
you were handling
they were handling
Past Perfect
I had handled
you had handled
he/she/it had handled
we had handled
you had handled
they had handled
Future
I will handle
you will handle
he/she/it will handle
we will handle
you will handle
they will handle
Future Perfect
I will have handled
you will have handled
he/she/it will have handled
we will have handled
you will have handled
they will have handled
Future Continuous
I will be handling
you will be handling
he/she/it will be handling
we will be handling
you will be handling
they will be handling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been handling
you have been handling
he/she/it has been handling
we have been handling
you have been handling
they have been handling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been handling
you will have been handling
he/she/it will have been handling
we will have been handling
you will have been handling
they will have been handling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been handling
you had been handling
he/she/it had been handling
we had been handling
you had been handling
they had been handling
Conditional
I would handle
you would handle
he/she/it would handle
we would handle
you would handle
they would handle
Past Conditional
I would have handled
you would have handled
he/she/it would have handled
we would have handled
you would have handled
they would have handled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handle - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move ithandle - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
appendage - a part that is joined to something larger
aspergill, aspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water
ax handle, axe handle - the handle of an ax
baggage, luggage - cases used to carry belongings when traveling
baseball bat, lumber - an implement used in baseball by the batter
briefcase - a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
broom handle, broomstick - the handle of a broom
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
carpet beater, rug beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets
carrycot - box-shaped baby bed with handles (for a baby to sleep in while being carried)
cheese cutter - a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese
coffee cup - a cup from which coffee is drunk
coffeepot - tall pot in which coffee is brewed
cricket bat, bat - the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
crop - the stock or handle of a whip
eating utensil, cutlery - tableware implements for cutting and eating food
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
faucet, spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
frying pan, frypan, skillet - a pan used for frying foods
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
handbarrow - a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people
handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cart - wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
French telephone, handset - telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
hoe handle - the handle of a hoe
knob - a round handle
ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
mop handle - the handle of a mop
mug - with handle and usually cylindrical
panhandle - the handle of a pan
saddlebow, pommel - handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
pommel - a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
rake handle - the handle of a rake
saucepan - a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling
shank, stem - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
teacup - a cup from which tea is drunk
umbrella - a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
watering can, watering pot - a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants
Verb1.handle - be in charge of, act on, or dispose ofhandle - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
administer, administrate - work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of; "administer a program"; "she administers the funds"
organize, organise - cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
work - cause to operate or function; "This pilot works the controls"; "Can you work an electric drill?"
come to grips, get to grips - deal with (a problem or a subject); "I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents"
dispose of - deal with or settle; "He disposed of these cases quickly"
take care, mind - be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
coordinate - bring into common action, movement, or condition; "coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers"; "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues"; "coordinate our efforts"
juggle - deal with simultaneously; "She had to juggle her job and her children"
process - deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
mismanage, misconduct, mishandle - manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
direct - be in charge of
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
carry on, conduct, deal - direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
touch - deal with; usually used with a form of negation; "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
2.handle - interact in a certain wayhandle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
treat - regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke"
bemock, mock - treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
disregard, ignore, snub, cut - refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
wrong - treat unjustly; do wrong to
handle with kid gloves - handle with great care and sensitivity; "You have to handle the students with kid gloves"
criminalize - treat as a criminal
nurse - treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
strong-arm - handle roughly; "He was strong-armed by the policemen"
ride roughshod, run roughshod - treat inconsiderately or harshly
upstage - treat snobbishly, put in one's place
rough-house - treat in a rough or boisterous manner
brutalise, brutalize - treat brutally
do well by - treat with respect and consideration; "children should do well by their parents"
gloss over, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over - treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, step - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil, indulge - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
3.handle - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
broach, initiate - bring up a topic for discussion
theologise, theologize - treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
discourse, discuss, talk about - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover - include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
4.handle - touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
field - catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
fumble - handle clumsily
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
manhandle - handle roughly; "I was manhandled by the police"
5.handle - handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
ply - wield vigorously; "ply an axe"
pump - operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; "pump the gas pedal"
swing out, swing, sweep - make a big sweeping gesture or movement
6.handle - show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
keep in line, control, manipulate - control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"

handle

noun
1. grip, knob, hilt, haft, stock, handgrip, helve The handle of a cricket bat protruded from under his arm.
verb
1. manage, deal with, tackle, cope with I don't know if I can handle the job.
2. deal with, manage, take care of, administer, conduct, supervise She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
3. control, manage, direct, operate, guide, use, steer, manipulate, manoeuvre, wield One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
4. hold, feel, touch, pick up, finger, grasp, poke, paw (informal), maul, fondle Be careful when handling young animals.
5. deal in, market, sell, trade in, carry, stock, traffic in Japanese dealers won't handle US cars.
6. discuss, report, treat, review, tackle, examine, discourse on I think we should handle the story very sensitively.
fly off the handle (Informal) lose your temper, explode, lose it (informal), lose the plot (informal), let fly (informal), go ballistic (slang, chiefly U.S.), fly into a rage, have a tantrum, wig out (slang), lose your cool (slang), blow your top, flip your lid (slang), hit or go through the roof (informal) He flew off the handle at the slightest thing.

handle

verb
1. To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation:
2. To use with or as if with the hands:
3. To behave in a specified way toward:
4. To offer for sale:
noun
Slang. The word or words by which one is called and identified:
Slang: moniker.
Translations
مِقْبَضمِقْبَض، يَديبيع أو يَشْتَرييَتَعامَل معيُعَالِجُ
rukojeťdržadloklikaprodávatjednat
håndtaghåndterehankhave at gøre medhave med at gøre
kädensijakahvakäsitelläkohdellakosketella
drškanositi se sručka
bánikhozzányúl
handfanghandleikameîhöndlaversla meî, selja
ハンドル取っ手取り扱う
다루다손잡이
dresiruotojaselgtis su-kotisrankenasusitvarkyti su
apietiesizturētieskātsņemt/turēt rokāsrīkoties
dotýkať sa
dotakniti sekljukaravnati zročajurediti
handtaghanterabehandlahandskas med
จัดการด้ามที่จับ
kiểm soáttay cầm

handle

[ˈhændl]
A. N
1. [of knife, brush, spade, saucepan] → mango m; [of broom] → palo m; [of basket, bucket, jug] → asa f; [of drawer] → tirador m, manija f; [of door] (= round knob) → pomo m; (= lever) → picaporte m, manilla f (LAm); [of stretcher, wheelbarrow] → brazo m; [of pump] → palanca f; (for winding) → manivela f
to fly off the handleperder los estribos, salirse de sus casillas
2. (fig) (= pretext) → excusa f, pretexto m; (= opportunity) → oportunidad f
to get a handle on sth >llegar a saber cómo lidiar con algo
to have a handle on sth >tener algo controlado
3. (= title) → título m; (= name) → nombre m
to have a handle to one's name (aristocratic) → tener un título nobiliario
B. VT
1. (= touch with hands) → tocar
"please do not handle the fruit"se ruega no tocar la fruta
to handle the ball (Ftbl) → tocar la pelota con la mano
2. (= manipulate, move with hands) [+ food] → manipular
her hands are black from handling newsprinttiene las manos negras de andar con or andar manipulando periódicos
flowers need to be handled gentlylas flores necesitan que se las trate con cuidado
"handle with care"manéjese or trátese con cuidado
the police handled him roughlyla policía lo maltrató
to handle sb with kid glovestratar a algn con guantes de seda
see also hot A3
3. (= use) [+ gun, machine] → manejar
he knows how to handle a gunsabe cómo manejar una pistola
"not to be taken before handling machinery""no ingerir en caso de ir a manejar maquinaria"
4. (= drive, steer) [+ car] → conducir, manejar (LAm); [+ ship] → gobernar; [+ horse] → manejar
5. (= tackle) [+ situation] → manejar; [+ people] → tratar
he handled the situation very wellmanejó or llevó muy bien la situación
I could have handled it better than I didpodría haberlo manejado mejor de lo que lo hice
6. (= manage effectively) [+ people] → manejar bien; [+ emotions] → controlar
she can certainly handle childrenno cabe duda de que maneja bien a or sabe manejarse con los niños
she can't handle pressureno puede con la presión
I don't know if I can handle the jobno sé si puedo sacar adelante el trabajo
7. (= be responsible for) [+ case, investigation] → llevar, encargarse de
the solicitor handling your caseel abogado que lleva or se encarga de tu caso
we don't handle criminal casesnosotros no nos encargamos or ocupamos de las causas penales
the treasurer handles large sums of moneyel tesorero maneja grandes cantidades de dinero
I'll handle thisyo me encargo (de esto)
8. (= deal in) [+ goods] → comerciar con
we don't handle that type of productno comerciamos con ese tipo de productos
we don't handle that type of businessno hacemos ese tipo de trabajos
to handle stolen goodscomerciar con objetos robados
9. (= process) a computer can store and handle large amounts of informationun ordenador puede almacenar y trabajar con or procesar muchísima información
can the port handle big ships?¿tiene capacidad el puerto para buques grandes?
the present system of handling refuseel actual sistema de recogida y tratamiento de residuos
there is an extra fee for handling and packing your orderhay un recargo por tramitación y embalaje de su pedido
we handle ten per cent of their total salesmovemos or trabajamos un diez por ciento del total de sus ventas
we handle 2,000 travellers a daypor aquí pasan 2.000 viajeros cada día
C. VI [car, plane, horse] → comportarse; [ship] → gobernarse
this car handles like a dreameste coche va or se comporta de maravilla

handle

[ˈhændəl]
n
[door, cupboard] → poignée f; [cup] → anse f; [knife, fork, spade, broom] → manche m; [saucepan] → queue f; (for winding)manivelle f
to fly off the handle → piquer une crise
(= take, fix) to get a handle on [+ problem, situation] → saisir
vt
(= deal with, tackle) [+ situation, problem, arrangements] → s'occuper de, traiter; [+ sale, business, complaints] → s'occuper de; [person] [+ customers, clients] → s'occuper de, prendre en charge; [airport, port etc] [+ passengers] → accueillir
Kath handled the travel arrangements → Kath s'est occupée de l'organisation du voyage.
(= deal with successfully, manage) [+ situation] → gérer; [+ pressure] → supporter; [+ feelings] → gérer; [+ people] → s'y prendre avec
She's good at handling children → Elle sait s'y prendre avec les enfants.
He can't handle his drink → Il ne tient pas l'alcool.
to handle doing sth → réussir à faire qch
(= touch) → toucher, manier
[+ gun] → manier
[+ stolen goods] → receler; [+ drugs] → trafiquer
[+ animal, dog] → dresser
vi
"handle with care" → "fragile"

handle

n
Griff m; (of door)Klinke f, → Griff m; (esp of broom, saucepan) → Stiel m; (esp of basket, bucket, casserole, cup, jug etc) → Henkel m; (of handbag)Griff m, → Bügel m; (of pump)Schwengel m; (of car: = starting handle) → (Anlass- or Start)kurbel f; to fly off the handle (inf)an die Decke gehen (inf); to have/get a handle on something (inf)etw im Griff haben/in den Griff bekommen
(fig, = pretext) → Handhabe f
(inf)Titel m; to have a handle to one’s nameein „von und zu“ sein (inf)
vt
(= touch, use hands on)anfassen, berühren; (Ftbl) ballmit der Hand berühren; be careful how you handle thatgehen Sie vorsichtig damit um; please do not handle the goodsWaren bitte nicht berühren; “handle with care”Vorsicht - zerbrechlich; → Vorsicht Glas/Blumen“ etc
(= deal with) person, animal, plant, tool, weapon, machine, words, numbers, money etcumgehen mit; economyhandhaben; legal or financial matterserledigen; legal casehandhaben, bearbeiten; applicant, matter, problemsich befassen mit; material for essay etcbearbeiten, verarbeiten; (= tackle) problem, interview etcanfassen, anpacken; (= succeed in coping with) child, drunk, situation, problem, emergencyfertig werden mit; (= resolve) mattererledigen; (= control) vehicle, plane, shipsteuern; how would you handle the situation?wie würden Sie sich in der Situation verhalten?; you have to handle this situation very carefullyin dieser Situation müssen Sie sehr behutsam vorgehen; you didn’t handle the situation very welldu bist mit der Situation nicht gut fertig geworden; you have to handle these people very carefullySie müssen mit diesen Leuten sehr vorsichtig umgehen; a car that is easy to handleein Auto, das leicht zu fahren or zu steuern ist; I can’t handle pressureich komme unter Druck nicht zurecht; six children are too much for one woman to handlemit sechs Kindern kann eine Frau allein nicht fertig werden; there’s a salesman at the door — I’ll handle himein Vertreter ist an der Tür — ich werde ihn abfertigen; you keep quiet, I’ll handle thissei still, lass mich mal machen; the accused decided to handle his own defence (Brit) or defense (US) → der Angeklagte beschloss, seine eigene Verteidigung zu übernehmen; who’s handling the publicity for this?wer macht die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit dafür?; could you handle these interviews for me?könnten Sie diese Interviews für mich machen?
(Comm) types of goods, itemshandeln mit or in (+dat); ordersbearbeiten; prescriptionsausführen; shares, securitieshandeln; financial affairsbesorgen; airport workers refused to handle goods for Ugandadie Flughafenarbeiter weigerten sich, Waren nach Uganda abzufertigen; we handle tax problems for several big companieswir bearbeiten die Steuerangelegenheiten mehrerer großer Firmen; the millionaire has several secretaries to handle his businessder Millionär hat mehrere Sekretäre, die seine Geschäfte für ihn führen; this department handles all the export businessdiese Abteilung bearbeitet den gesamten Export
vi (ship, plane)sich steuern lassen; (car, motorbike)sich fahren or lenken lassen; (gun)sich handhaben lassen; how does the car handle?wie fährt sich der Wagen?
vr he handles himself well in a fighter kann sich in einer Schlägerei behaupten; they observed how the applicant handled himselfsie beobachteten, wie der Bewerber sich verhielt

handle

[ˈhændl]
1. n (gen) → manico; (of knife) → manico, impugnatura; (of door, drawer) → maniglia; (of wheelbarrow) → stanga; (of pump) → braccio; (for winding) → manovella; (of cup) → ansa
to fly off the handle (fig) → perdere le staffe, uscire dai gangheri
2. vt
a. (touch) → toccare
"handle with care" → "fragile"
the police handled him roughly → è stato malmenato dalla polizia
to handle the ball (Ftbl) → fare un fallo di mano
b. (deal with, theme) → trattare; (situation) → far fronte a; (resources) → amministrare; (cope with, people) → saper come prendere; (animals) → occuparsi di (Comm) (goods) → trattare, occuparsi di; (ship, car) → manovrare; (use, gun, machine, money) → maneggiare
I'll handle this → me ne occupo io, ci penso io
she knows how to handle her son → sa come prendere suo figlio
we handle 2000 travellers a day → abbiamo un traffico di 2000 passeggeri al giorno
3. vi (ship, plane, car) → rispondere ai comandi

handle

(ˈhӕndl) noun
the part of an object by which it may be held or grasped. I've broken the handle off this cup; You've got to turn the handle in order to open the door.
verb
1. to touch or hold with the hand. Please wash your hands before handling food.
2. to control, manage or deal with. He'll never make a good teacher – he doesn't know how to handle children.
3. to buy or sell; to deal in. I'm afraid we do not handle such goods in this shop.
4. to treat in a particular way. Never handle animals roughly.
-handled
a long-handled knife.
ˈhandler noun
a person who trains and controls an animal (especially a dog). a police dog and its handler.
ˈhandlebars noun plural
the bar at the front of a bicycle etc which is held by the rider and by which the bicycle etc is steered. The cyclist was thrown over the handlebars when the bike crashed.

handle

مِقْبَض, يُعَالِجُ klika, rukojeť, zvládnout håndtag, håndtere Griff, handhaben χειρίζομαι, χειρολαβή, χερούλι asa, manejar, manilla, tirador kädensija, kahva, käsitellä manier, poignée drška, nositi se s, ručka manico, maniglia, occuparsi ハンドル, 取っ手, 取り扱う 다루다, 손잡이 handgreep, hendel, omgaan met håndtak, håndtere poradzić sobie, rączka, uchwyt cabo, enfrentar, lidar, maçaneta, pega, puxador овладеть, ручка handtag, hantera จัดการ, ด้าม, ที่จับ elle yapmak, kol kiểm soát, tay cầm 处理, 手柄, 把手

han·dle

n. asa, mango;
v. tratar, manejar, manipular;
___with caretrátese con cuidado.
References in classic literature ?
I told Mother black with a white handle, but she forgot and bought a green one with a yellowish handle.
When she took hold of a mop or a broom handle the hands looked like the dried stems of an old creeping vine clinging to a tree.
A snake of his size, in fighting trim, would be more than any boy could handle.
Her hands were small, and she kept them folded over the handle of her basket.
Small as it was, this uncommon engine had excited the curiosity of most of the Europeans in the camp, though several of the provincials were seen to handle it, not only without fear, but with the utmost familiarity.
Carr's daughters, nevertheless from time to time cast a paternal glance backwards upon their escorts, who had each seized a handle of the two trunks, and were carrying them in couples at the young ladies' side.
And, since Satan saw fit to steal it, your reverence must needs handle him without gloves henceforward," remarked the old sexton, grimly smiling.
It was most ingeniously secured at vacant hours, by a *withe twisted in the handle of the door, and stakes set against the window shutters; so that though a thief might get in with perfect ease, he would find some embarrassment in getting out, --an idea most probably borrowed by the architect, Yost Van Houten, from the mystery of an eelpot.
Some were thickly set with glittering teeth resembling ivory saws; others were tufted with knots of human hair; and one was sickle-shaped, with a vast handle sweeping round like the segment made in the new-mown grass by a long-armed mower.
Another has the toothache: the carpenter out pincers, and clapping one hand upon his bench bids him be seated there; but the poor fellow unmanageably winces under the unconcluded operation; whirling round the handle of his wooden vice, the carpenter signs him to clap his jaw in that, if he would have him draw the tooth.
And I can tell ye it is a downright pleasure to handle an animal like this, well-bred, well-mannered, well-cared-for; bless ye
Downers," the men called them; and the packing house had a special elevator upon which they were raised to the killing beds, where the gang proceeded to handle them, with an air of businesslike nonchalance which said plainer than any words that it was a matter of everyday routine.