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HANDINESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does handiness mean? 

HANDINESS (noun)
  The noun HANDINESS has 2 senses:

1. skillfulness with the hands
2. the quality of being at hand when needed

  Familiarity information: HANDINESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HANDINESS (noun)


Sense 1handiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillfulness with the hands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he can do any sort of work requiring handiness and dexterity

Hypernyms ("handiness" is a kind of...):

skillfulness (the state of being cognitively skillful)


Sense 2handiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being at hand when needed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

accessibility; availability; availableness; handiness

Hypernyms ("handiness" is a kind of...):

convenience (the quality of being useful and convenient)

Attribute:

accessible (capable of being reached)

inaccessible; unaccessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all)

available (obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service)

unavailable (not available or accessible or at hand)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "handiness"):

command (availability for use)


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