WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
hand•y /ˈhændi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. within easy reach;
    accessible:kept supplies handy for an emergency.
  2. convenient or useful:a handy reference work.
  3. skillful with the hands;
    dexterous:He's handy with most tools.
hand•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
hand•y  (handē),USA pronunciation adj.,  hand•i•er, hand•i•est. 
  1. within easy reach;
    conveniently available;
    accessible:The aspirins are handy.
  2. convenient or useful:A typewriter is a handy thing to have in the house.
  3. skillful with the hands;
    dexterous:a handy person.
  4. easily maneuvered:a handy ship.
handi•ness, n. 
  • 1275–1325; Middle English (in surnames); see hand, -y1
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged all-round;
      versatile. See  dexterous. 
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged manageable, wieldy;

Han•dy  (handē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalW(illiam) C(hristopher), 1873–1958, U.S. blues composer.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

handy /ˈhændɪ/ adj (handier, handiest)
  1. conveniently or easily within reach
  2. easy to manoeuvre, handle, or use: a handy tool
  3. skilful with one's hands

ˈhandiness n

Handy /ˈhændɪ/ n
  1. W(illiam) C(hristopher). 1873–1958, US blues musician and songwriter, esp noted for the song "St Louis Blues"

'handy' also found in these entries:

Word of the day: full | neat


Report an inappropriate ad.