Definition of HANDLE

noun : HANDLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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 : HANDLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

    ) handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well" ;

  • 6. (

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

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