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hand·y

 (hăn′dē)
adj. hand·i·er, hand·i·est
1. Easily or effectively used; convenient or useful: a handy tool; a handy reference book.
2. Easy to manage or handle. Used of a ship.
3. Readily accessible or convenient in location: kept his cell phone handy; found a handy spot for the hammer.
4. Skillful in using one's hands; manually adroit. See Synonyms at dexterous.

hand′i·ness n.

handy

(ˈhændɪ)
adj, handier or handiest
1. conveniently or easily within reach
2. easy to manoeuvre, handle, or use: a handy tool.
3. skilful with one's hands
ˈhandiness n

Handy

(ˈhændɪ)
n
(Biography) W(illiam) C(hristopher). 1873–1958, US blues musician and songwriter, esp noted for the song "St Louis Blues"

hand•y

(ˈhæn di)

adj. hand•i•er, hand•i•est.
1. within easy reach; accessible: The cough medicine is handy.
2. convenient or useful: a handy reference work.
3. skillful with the hands; dexterous.
4. easily maneuvered: a handy ship.
[1275–1325]
hand′i•ness, n.

Han•dy

(ˈhæn di)

n.
W(illiam) C(hristopher), 1873–1958, U.S. blues composer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Handy - United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
Adj.1.handy - easy to reach; "found a handy spot for the can opener"
accessible - capable of being reached; "a town accessible by rail"
2.handy - easy to use; "a handy gadget"
convenient - suited to your comfort or purpose or needs; "a convenient excuse for not going"
3.handy - skillful with the hands; "handy with an axe"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"

handy

adjective
1. useful, practical, helpful, neat, convenient, easy to use, manageable, user-friendly, serviceable handy hints on looking after indoor plants a handy little device
useful awkward, useless, inconvenient, unwieldy
2. convenient, close, near, available, nearby, accessible, on hand, at hand, within reach, just round the corner, at your fingertips This lively town is handy for Londoners. Keep a pencil and paper handy.
convenient awkward, out of the way, inaccessible, inconvenient, unavailable

handy

adjective
1. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
2. Being within easy reach:
Idioms: close at hand, close by.
3. Serving or capable of serving a useful purpose:
Translations
قَريب، يَسْهُل الوصول إليهِمُلائِم، سَهْل للإسْتِعْمالنَافِع
полезен
šikovnýu rukyužitečnývýhodně položený
praktiskbekvemi nærheden
kätevä
priručan
kéznél lévõ
handhægur, hentugurviî höndina; handhægur
便利な
가까이 있는
utilis
naudingumaspraversti
ērtsparocīgstuvumā
pri rokipriročen
praktisk
ใช้สะดวก
tiện sử dụng

handy

[ˈhændɪ] ADJ (handier (compar) (handiest (superl)))
1. (= at hand) [scissors, book] → a mano; (= conveniently close) [shops, station] → cerca, a mano
have you got a pen handy?¿tienes un bolígrafo a mano?
our house is handy for the shopsnuestra casa está or queda cerca de las tiendas
to keep sth handytener algo a mano
2. (= useful) [tool, gadget, hint] → práctico, útil
credit cards can be handylas tarjetas de crédito pueden resultar muy prácticas or útiles
it turned out rather handy that the trip was cancellednos vino bastante bien que cancelasen el viaje
to come in handyvenir muy bien, ser muy útil
the cheque came in very handyel cheque nos vino muy bien
3. (= skilful) [carpenter, mechanic] → hábil, diestro
he's handy around the homees un manitas en la casa
to be handy with sth: she's handy with a paint brush/needlees muy mañosa para la pintura/costura, se le da muy bien la pintura/costura
to be handy with a gunsaber manejar una pistola
to be handy with one's fistssaber pelear, saber defenderse con los puños

handy

[ˈhændi] adj
(= close at hand) [object] → sous la main; [place] → proche
Have you got a pen handy? → Est-ce que tu as un stylo sous la main?
(= useful, convenient) [object] → pratique; [tip, hint, guide] → pratique
This knife's very handy → Ce couteau est très pratique.
to come in handy → être utile
to be handy for doing sth → être utile pour faire qch
(= skillful) [person] → adroit(e)
to be handy around the house (good at DIY)
He's very handy around the house → Il est très bricoleur.; (good at housework)
He's very handy around the house → Il fait très bien le ménage.
to be handy with sth [+ tool, paintbrush] → savoir se servir de qch

handy

adj (+er)
(= useful, convenient) tool, devicepraktisch; hint, tipnützlich, praktisch; car, sizehandlich; to come in handysich als nützlich erweisen; that key will come in handyden Schlüssel wirst du noch gut gebrauchen können; the salary increase comes in handydie Gehaltserhöhung kommt sehr gelegen; my experience as a teacher comes in handymeine Lehrerfahrung kommt mir zugute; a handy way to do somethingeine praktische Art, etw zu tun; this is a handy way to take notesauf diese Art kann man leicht or gut Notizen machen
(= skilful)geschickt; he’s handy around the home or houseer ist ein geschickter Heimwerker; to be handy with a toolmit einem Werkzeug gut umgehen können
(= conveniently close)in der Nähe; the house is (very) handy for the shopsdas Haus liegt (ganz) in der Nähe der Geschäfte; to keep or have something handyetw griffbereit or zur Hand haben

handy

[ˈhændɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (close at hand) → a portata di mano, sottomano
b. (convenient) → comodo/a; (useful, machine, gadget) → pratico/a, utile
to come in handy → tornare utile
that would come in very handy → farebbe proprio molto comodo
c. (fam) (skilful) → bravo/a
he's handy with a paintbrush → è proprio bravo come imbianchino

handy

(ˈhӕndi) adjective
1. ready (to use); in a convenient place. I like to keep my tools handy; This house is handy for the shops.
2. easy to use; useful. a handy tool.
ˈhandiness noun
ˈhandyman (ˈmӕn) noun
a man who does jobs, for himself or other people, especially around the house.
come in handy
to be useful. I'll keep these bottles – they might come in handy.

handy

نَافِع užitečný praktisk praktisch βολικός a mano, práctico kätevä commode priručan utile 便利な 가까이 있는 handig for hånden zręczny conveniente удобный praktisk ใช้สะดวก el altında tiện sử dụng 方便的

handy

a. a la mano; conveniente; cercano-a.
References in classic literature ?
Fuchs had been apprenticed to a cabinetmaker in the old country and was very handy with tools.
I left them round at the old Buckeye Spring, where they're handy without attracting attention.
These sour-tempered folks are mostly handy at business, and know pretty well what they are about.
In the excitement of the moment, Ahab had forgotten that since the loss of his leg he had never once stepped on board of any vessel at sea but his own, and then it was always by an ingenious and very handy mechanical contrivance peculiar to the Pequod, and a thing not to be rigged and shipped in any other vessel at a moment's warning.
He would take pretty little imitation lemons, such as are now being shipped into Russia, handy for carrying in the pockets, and strong enough to blow a whole temple out of sight.
Laws, yes, I put 'em there this morning,--I likes to keep my things handy," said Dinah.
And so now, the thought of its being there, so handy and close by, and yet not get-at-able, made it all the worse and the harder to bear.
He spoke eight languages, and seemed to be equally at home in all of them; he was shrewd, prompt, posted, and punctual; he was fertile in resources, and singularly gifted in the matter of overcoming difficulties; he not only knew how to do everything in his line, but he knew the best ways and the quickest; he was handy with children and invalids; all his employer needed to do was to take life easy and leave everything to the courier.
But by and by pap got too handy with his hick'ry, and I couldn't stand it.
As she progressed with her practice, she was surprised to see how steadily and surely the awe which had kept her tongue reverent and her manner humble toward her young master was transferring itself to her speech and manner toward the usurper, and how similarly handy she was becoming in transferring her motherly curtness of speech and peremptoriness of manner to the unlucky heir of the ancient house of Driscoll.
Clods were handy and the air was full of them in a twinkling.
I set my boots and Bud's side by side, where they'd be handy.