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Handy vs. Useful

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Handyadjective

Easy to use, useful.

‘Some people regard duct tape as a handy fix-all.’;

Usefuladjective

Having a practical or beneficial use.

Handyadjective

Nearby, within reach.

‘You wouldn’t have a screwdriver handy, would you?’; ‘I keep a first-aid kit handy in case of emergency.’;

Usefuladjective

Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a family; books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful arts.

‘To what can I useful!’;

Handyadjective

Of a person: dexterous, skilful

‘She's very handy: she made all her own kitchen cupboards.’;

Usefuladjective

being of use or service;

‘the girl felt motherly and useful’; ‘a useful job’; ‘a useful member of society’;

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Handyadjective

Of a freight ship: having a small cargo capacity (less than 40,000 DWT); belonging to the handysize class.

Usefuladjective

of great importance or use or service;

‘useful information’; ‘valuable advice’;

Handynoun

hand job

Usefuladjective

capable of being turned to use or account;

‘useful applications of calculus’;

Handyadjective

Performed by the hand.

‘To draw up and come to handy strokes.’;

Usefuladjective

having a useful function;

‘utilitarian steel tables’;

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Handyadjective

Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.

Usefuladjective

able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways

‘aspirins are useful for headaches’;

Handyadjective

Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.

Usefuladjective

very able or competent in a particular area

‘a useful pace bowler’;

Handyadjective

Easily managed; obedient to the helm; - said of a vessel.

Handynoun

United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

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Handyadjective

easy to reach;

‘found a handy spot for the can opener’;

Handyadjective

easy to use;

‘a handy gadget’;

Handyadjective

skillful with the hands;

‘handy with an axe’;

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