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HANDY (handier, handiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Handy mean? 

HANDY (noun)
  The noun HANDY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: HANDY used as a noun is very rare.


HANDY (adjective)
  The adjective HANDY has 3 senses:

1. easy to reach
2. easy to use
3. skillful with the hands

  Familiarity information: HANDY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HANDY (noun)


Sense 1Handy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Handy; W. C. Handy; William Christopher Handy

Instance hypernyms:

composer (someone who composes music as a profession)


HANDY (adjective)


Sense 1handy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easy to reach

Synonyms:

handy; ready to hand; convenient

Context example:

found a handy spot for the can opener

Similar:

accessible (capable of being reached)


Sense 2handy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easy to use

Context example:

a handy gadget

Similar:

convenient (suited to your comfort or purpose or needs)


Sense 3handy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillful with the hands

Context example:

handy with an axe

Similar:

adroit (quick or skillful or adept in action or thought)


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