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Handle vs. Handleable

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Handlenoun

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

Handleableadjective

Capable of being handled

Handlenoun

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

Handleableadjective

Capable of being handled.

Handlenoun

(gambling) 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.’;

Handlenoun

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

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Handlenoun

(slang) A name, nickname or pseudonym.

Handlenoun

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

‘The successful businessman was knighted and acquired a handle to his name.’;

Handlenoun

(computing) 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.’;

Handlenoun

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

Handlenoun

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

Handlenoun

A point, an extremity of land.

‘the Handle of the Sug in Newfoundland’;

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Handlenoun

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

Handlenoun

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

Handleverb

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

Handleverb

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

Handleverb

(transitive) To manage, use, or wield with the hands.

Handleverb

(transitive) To manage, control, or direct.

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Handleverb

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

‘she handled the news with grace, the Persians handled the French ambassador shamefully’;

Handleverb

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

Handleverb

(transitive) 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’;

Handleverb

To be concerned with; to be an expert in.

Handleverb

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

‘I can't handle this hot weather.’;

Handleverb

(intransitive) To use the hands.

Handleverb

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

‘the car handles well’;

Handleverb

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

‘Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh.’; ‘About his altar, handling holy things.’;

Handleverb

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

‘That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper.’;

Handleverb

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

‘The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year.’;

Handleverb

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.

Handleverb

To deal with; to make a business of.

‘They that handle the law knew me not.’;

Handleverb

To treat; to use, well or ill.

‘How wert thou handled being prisoner?’;

Handleverb

To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.

‘You shall see how I will handle her.’;

Handleverb

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

‘We will handle what persons are apt to envy others.’;

Handleverb

To use the hands.

‘They have hands, but they handle not.’;

Handlenoun

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.

Handlenoun

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

Handlenoun

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’;

Handleverb

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’;

Handleverb

interact in a certain way;

‘Do right by her’; ‘Treat him with caution, please’; ‘Handle the press reporters gently’;

Handleverb

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’;

Handleverb

touch, lift, or hold with the hands;

‘Don't handle the merchandise’;

Handleverb

handle effectively;

‘The burglar wielded an axe’;

Handleverb

show and train;

‘The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott’;

Handle

A handle is a part of, or attachment to, an object that allows it to be grasped and manipulated by hand. The design of each type of handle involves substantial ergonomic issues, even where these are dealt with intuitively or by following tradition.

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