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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.
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Noun1.handiness - skillfulness with the hands; "he can do any sort of work requiring handiness and dexterity"
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
2.handiness - the quality of being at hand when neededhandiness - the quality of being at hand when needed
convenience - the quality of being useful and convenient; "they offered the convenience of an installment plan"
command - availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"
print - availability in printed form; "we've got to get that story into print"; "his book is no longer in print"
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[ˈhændɪnɪs] N
1. (= closeness) → proximidad f
the advantage of this house is its handiness for the schoolla ventaja de esta casa es su proximidad a la escuela or lo cerca que queda de la escuela
because of the handiness of the librarydebido a que la biblioteca está tan a mano or queda tan cerca, porque resulta tan cómodo ir a la biblioteca
2. [of tool, gadget] → utilidad f
3. (= skill) → habilidad f, destreza f
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(= skill)Geschick nt, → Geschicklichkeit f
(= nearness, accessibility: of shops etc) → günstige Lage
(= convenience, usefulness: of tool, car etc) → Nützlichkeit f; (= easiness to handle)Handlichkeit f
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
His answer would have been a gruff, "Give me size," as I heard another man reply to a remark praising the handiness of a small vessel.
And, as bandy-legs or such physical deformities in children are held to be the consequence of bad nursing, so, if in a mind so beautiful any moral twist or handiness could be found, Miss Sally Brass's nurse was alone to blame.
He saw, at a glance, that a native adroitness and handiness made the task to her an easier one than it proved to many.
An' I'd better niver ha' had a son, as is like no other body's son for the deftness an' th' handiness, an' so looked on by th' grit folks, an' tall an' upright like a poplar-tree, an' me to be parted from him an' niver see 'm no more."
"Stick around and cook us something for dinner," Charles, on his next load in and noting the effects of the old man's handiness, told Tarwater.
She also appreciated the dualzone climate control and the handiness of the powered gestured tailgate as we loaded the 425-litre boot, which coped well with our luggage.
In simple terms, Switzerland doesn't have jungles where CQC with weapons such as the M4 or AK74 normally require quick, close-range handiness. Speaking of handiness, though, I did mount the bayonet on my PE57 and found that its length and heft do make it an effective weapon for bayonet thrusts, though I found it a little longer than I am used to for butt strokes.
For the very simple, very important reason thoroughbred owners and breeders are being benefitted economically and provided a stage to test handiness of progenies of different bloodlines.
This combination of component materials almost goes unnoticed, beyond the light weight and handiness of the revolver.
Barbour said: "The handiness of getting to Bellslea for training and on match-days is one of the reasons I decided to sign for the Broch."
All the buzz, handiness and things to do of Newcastle but with a bit of a getaway at the end of the day, too.
Two spare keys still only with my quine and loon (fa bides in Culter.) Never got roon to giving one, for handiness, to a neighbour.