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Definition of "handy" []

  • Skillful in using one's hands; manually adroit. See Synonyms at dexterous. (adjective)
  • Readily accessible: found a handy spot for the hammer. (adjective)
  • Useful; convenient: a handy tool. (adjective)
  • Easy to use or handle: a handy reference book. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handy" in a sentence
  • "The only time shutdown - a comes in handy is when there's a countdown timer on screen, started by Windows."
  • "There is a very interesting book on this subject, sorry don't have the title handy, google is your friend."
  • "Unfortunately I didn't have the title handy when I blogged about it."