Handle vs. Handel - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Handle

    A handle is a part of, or attachment to, an object that can be moved or used by hand. The design of each type of handle involves substantial ergonomic issues, even where these are dealt with intuitively or by following tradition. Handles for tools are an important part of their function, enabling the user to exploit the tools to maximum effect. Package handles allow for convenient carrying of packages.

Wiktionary

  • Handle (noun)

    The part of an object which is (designed to be) held in the hand when used or moved.

  • Handle (noun)

    An instrument for effecting a purpose (either literally or figuratively); a tool, or an opportunity or pretext.

  • Handle (noun)

    The gross amount of wagering within a given period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.

    "The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars."

  • Handle (noun)

    The tactile qualities of a fabric, e.g., softness, firmness, elasticity, fineness, resilience, and other qualities perceived by touch.

  • Handle (noun)

    A name, nickname or pseudonym.

  • Handle (noun)

    A title attached to one's name, such as Doctor or Colonel.

    "The successful businessman was knighted and acquired a handle to his name."

  • Handle (noun)

    A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.

    "This article describes how to find the module name from the window handle."

  • Handle (noun)

    A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot and middy for other regional variations.

  • Handle (noun)

    A half-gallon (1.75-liter) bottle of alcohol. Called a sixty in Canada.

  • Handle (noun)

    A point, an extremity of land.

    "the Handle of the Sug in Newfoundland"

  • Handle (noun)

    A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.

  • Handle (noun)

    The smooth, irreducible subcurve of a comb which connects to each of the other components in exactly one point.

  • Handle (verb)

    To touch; to feel or hold with the hand(s).

  • Handle (verb)

    To accustom to the hand; to take care of with the hands.

  • Handle (verb)

    To manage, use, or wield with the hands.

  • Handle (verb)

    To manage, control, or direct.

  • Handle (verb)

    To treat, to deal with (in a specified way).

    "she handled the news with grace, the Persians handled the French ambassador shamefully"

  • Handle (verb)

    To deal with (a subject, argument, topic, or theme) in speaking, in writing, or in art.

  • Handle (verb)

    To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell.

    "a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock"

  • Handle (verb)

    To be concerned with; to be an expert in.

  • Handle (verb)

    To put up with; to endure (and continue to function).

    "I can't handle this hot weather."

  • Handle (verb)

    To use the hands.

  • Handle (verb)

    To behave in a particular way when handled (managed, controlled, directed).

    "the car handles well"

Webster Dictionary

  • Handle

    To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

  • Handle

    To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.

  • Handle

    To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.

  • Handle

    To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.

  • Handle

    To deal with; to make a business of.

  • Handle

    To treat; to use, well or ill.

  • Handle

    To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.

  • Handle

    To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.

  • Handle (verb)

    To use the hands.

  • Handle (noun)

    That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.

  • Handle (noun)

    That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Handle (noun)

    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"

  • Handle (verb)

    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"

  • Handle (verb)

    interact in a certain way;

    "Do right by her"

    "Treat him with caution, please"

    "Handle the press reporters gently"

  • Handle (verb)

    deal with 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"

  • Handle (verb)

    touch, lift, or hold with the hands;

    "Don't handle the merchandise"

  • Handle (verb)

    handle effectively;

    "The burglar wielded an axe"

  • Handle (verb)

    show and train;

    "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

  • Handel (noun)

    a prolific German baroque composer remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)

  • Handel (noun)

    the music of Handel

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