handle

[han┬Ědle]

To handle something is to control it, the way an elephant handler might handle an elephant, or the way you would use a handle to lift a suitcase. If you're panicking, a friend might suggest you "get a handle on yourself."

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

Noun
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"

Verb
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"

Verb
touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don''t handle the merchandise"

Verb
handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"

Verb
show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

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Verb
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"

Verb
interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"


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

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

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

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To deal with; to make a business of.

v. t.
To treat; to use, well or ill.

v. t.
To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.

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

v. i.
To use the hands.

n.
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.

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


Handle

Han"dle , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Handling .] [OE. handlen, AS. handian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See Hand.] 1. 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.
2. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper.
3. 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.
4. 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. 5. To deal with; to make a business of.
They that handle the law knew me not.
6. To treat; to use, well or ill.
How wert thou handled being prisoner.
7. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
You shall see how I will handle her.
8. 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.
To handle without gloves. See under Glove. [Colloq.]

Handle

Han"dle , v. i. To use the hands.
They have hands, but they handle not.

Handle

Han"dle, n. [AS. handle. See Hand.] 1. 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. 2. That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool. South. To give a handle, to furnish an occasion or means.

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

To use the hands.

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.

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Usage Examples

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.

For an actor, you're rejected eight or ten times a day. All you've got to sell is yourself. You're not selling products, they're not turning down a car, they're turning you down. Most people can't handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way.

I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so.

I don't think we're yet evolved to the point where we're clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change. The inertia of humans is so huge that you can't really do anything meaningful.

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well I'm not a good terrified person.

I have always maintained a high level of fitness, and that is why I am still able to handle the demands of playing in the Premiership. People have always commented on my fitness, and it's something I pride myself on.

I think there is a real misconception about Indian food being super spicy. And I know that's because when you go into an Indian restaurant, it is pretty spicy. But it doesn't have to be. In fact, my husband can't handle a lot of heat. I've had to temper my cooking so that he can eat with me.

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman it depends on how much happiness you can handle.

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Other Usage Examples

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?

But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.

But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.

I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself.

I don't want to have kids for like 10 years. I still have a lot to do. I don't even know if I could handle a dog right now. I'm so not ready. Someday I'll be a mom but not until I'm in my 30s.

Every relationship I've been in, I've overwhelmed the girl. They just can't handle all the love.

I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it, I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority.

I am willing to compete on my merits and on my character - not with the color of my skin. We talk about being a color-blind society, but I don't think the political process could actually handle that.

He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.

He's an innocent in a lot of ways. He's a very simple person who really doesn't have the resources or the strength, ultimately, to handle the situation.

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