handy definition

  • adjective:
    • Skillful in using your hands; by hand adroit. See Synonyms at dexterous.
    • easily accessible: found a handy spot for hammer.
    • Helpful; convenient: a handy device.
    • simple to use or handle: a handy research guide.
    • Easy to use, of use.
    • Nearby, attainable.
    • dexterous, skilful
    • Performed by the hand.
    • Skillful in making use of the hand; dexterous; prepared; adroit.
    • Ready to the hand; near; in addition, suitable for the use of the hand; convenient; important for research or use
    • Effortlessly managed; obedient on helm; -- stated of a vessel.
    • skillful with the arms
    • easy to use
    • simple to attain
  • others:
    • Performed by the hand; handbook.
    • Skilful in using the hands; carrying out with skill or readiness; dexterous; adroit.
    • Marked by readiness or dexterity; deft; facile.
    • Suited to the use of the hand; ready to the hand; convenient; appropriate: as, my books are particularly useful; that is a handy device.
    • [Handy in structure, in certain terms formed in replica of handywork, handiwork, is a variant of hand. See after entries.] Synonyms Expert, clever.
  • noun:
    • united states of america blues musician who transcribed and published standard blues songs (1873-1958)

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