HyperDic: handle

English > 7 senses of the word handle:
VERBsocialhandle, manage, deal, carebe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
socialhandle, treat, do byinteract in a certain way
communicationhandle, cover, treat, plow, deal, addressact on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
contacthandle, palmtouch, lift, or hold with the hands
contacthandle, wield, managehandle effectively
emotionhandleshow and train
NOUNartifacthandle, grip, handgrip, holdthe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
handle > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > handle: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.
Example"he grabbed the hammer by the handle"
Synonymsgrip, handgrip, hold
Part ofaspergill, aspersoriumA short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge
baggage, luggagecases used to carry belongings when traveling
baseball bat, lumberAn implement used in baseball by the batter
briefcaseA case with a handle
brushAn implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
carpet beater, rug beaterimplement for beating dust out of carpets
carrycotbox-shaped baby bed with handles (for a baby to sleep in while being carried)
cheese cutterA kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese
coffee cupA cup from which coffee is drunk
coffeepottall pot in which coffee is brewed
cricket bat, batThe club used in playing cricket
cutlery, eating utensiltableware implements for cutting and eating food
edge toolAny cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane / plane or gouge)
faucet, spigotA regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid / liquid from a reservoir
frying pan, frypan, skilletA pan used for frying foods
hand toolA tool used with workers' hands
handbarrowA rectangular frame with handles at both ends
handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cartwheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person
handlebarThe shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
handset, French telephonetelephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
ladleA spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle
mugWith handle and usually cylindrical
racket, racquetA sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games / games
saucepanA deep pan with a handle
spatulaA turner with a narrow flexible blade
teacupA cup from which tea is drunk
umbrellaA lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
watering can, watering potA container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle
Partsshank, stemcylinder forming a long narrow part of something
Narrowerax handle, axe handleThe handle of an ax
broomstick, broom handleThe handle of a broom
cropThe stock or handle of a whip
haft, helveThe handle of a weapon or tool
hiltThe handle of a sword or dagger
hoe handleThe handle of a hoe
knobA round handle
mop handleThe handle of a mop
panhandleThe handle of a pan
pommel, saddlebowhandgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
pommelA handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
rake handleThe handle of a rake
stockThe handle end of some implements or tools
stock, gunstockThe handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
BroaderappendageA part that is joined to something larger
Spanishagarradera, asa, asidero, asimiento, cogedero, empuñadura, manejar, mango, manija, manilla, tirador, tomadero
Catalanaferrador, aferrall, agafador, agafall, ansa, mànec, maneta, nansa, tirador
Adjectivesshort-handledhaving a short handle
Verbshandletouch, lift, or hold with the hands
English > handle: 7 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "This blender can't handle nuts"
Synonymsmanage, deal, care
Narroweradminister, administrateWork in an administrative capacity
come to grips, get to gripsDeal with (a problem or a subject / subject)
conduct, carry on, dealdirect the course of
coordinateBring into common action, movement, or condition
directBe in charge of
dispose ofDeal with or settle
juggleDeal with simultaneously
mismanage, mishandle, misconductmanage badly or incompetently
organize, organiseCause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
processDeal with in a routine way
take care, mindBe in charge of or deal with
touchDeal with
workCause to operate or function
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Spanishabordar, administrar, encarar, gestionar, guiar, manejar, ocuparse, ocupar, regentar, tramitar, tratar
Catalanabordar, emprar, encarar, gestionar, manejar, ocupar, regentar, tractar, tramitar
Nounshandleran agent who handles something or someone
handlingthe management of someone or something
English > handle: 7 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninginteract in a certain way.
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "Handle the press reporters gently"
Synonymstreat, do by
Narrowerbrutalize, brutalisetreat brutally
criminalizetreat as a criminal
do well byTreat with respect and consideration
gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp overtreat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
handle with kid gloveshandle with great care and sensitivity
ignore, disregard, snub, cutrefuse to acknowledge
mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treattreat badly
mock, bemocktreat with contempt
nursetreat carefully
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulgetreat with excessive indulgence
ride roughshod, run roughshodtreat inconsiderately or harshly
rough-housetreat in a rough or boisterous manner
strong-armHandle roughly
upstagetreat snobbishly, put in one's place
wrongtreat unjustly
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Similar tocover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
treatRegard or consider in a specific way
Catalanfer-se, tractar
English > handle: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscover, treat, plow, deal, address
Narrowerdiscourse, talk about, discussTo consider or examine in speech or writing
theologize, theologisetreat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
Broaderbroach, initiateBring up a topic for discussion
Similar toembrace, encompass, comprehend, coverInclude in scope
treat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Spanishabordar, dirigir, tratar
Catalandirigir, tractar
English > handle: 7 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningtouch, lift, or hold with the hands.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Don't handle the merchandise"
Narrowerfieldcatch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
fumbleHandle clumsily
manhandleHandle roughly
manipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishmanejar, tocar
Nounshandlethe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
handlingthe action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
English > handle: 7 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningHandle effectively.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswield, manage
Narrowerplywield vigorously
pumpoperate like a pump
swing, sweep, swing outmake a big sweeping gesture or movement
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Spanishempuñar, esgrimir, gestionar, manejar, manipular
Catalanempunyar, esgrimir, manejar, manipular
English > handle: 7 senses > verb 6, emotion
Meaningshow and train.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
Broadermanipulate, keep in line, controlControl (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
Nounshandler(sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
handlerone who trains or exhibits animals

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