handle handle  /ˈhæn dəl/


  1. (n) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  2. (v) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  3. (v) interact in a certain way
  4. (v) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
  5. (v) touch, lift, or hold with the hands
  6. (v) handle effectively
  7. (v) show and train


Derived Word(s)


  1. Naming which candidate they trust more to handle key issues, Ohio voters trust: Obama 44 42 percent to handle the energy crisis.
  2. Obama 51 37 percent to handle a natural disaster.
  3. Naming which candidate they trust more to handle key issues, Florida voters trust: Obama 46 42 percent to handle the energy crisis.


  1. Sportsbook: NBA Finals on pace for "record handle"

    A massive handle through the first two games of the NBA Finals has sportsbooks thanking their lucky stars the Indiana Pacers didn’t upset the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Sportsbooks online and in Las Vegas are reporting ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Covers.com

  2. Pimlico average handle declines during longer meet

    With seven more live race days during the spring meet compared to last year, total handle rose and average handle declined during the recently completed 36-day meet at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. Belmont Stakes: Handle on race declines 6 percent, overall card down 8 percent

    Handle on the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York on Saturday was $52.6 million, down 6.2 percent compared with handle of $56.1 million on the race last year, according to the charts for the two races.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form


  1. Before the Australian Open final at the start of the year Roger Federer taunted Murray by saying: "He needs it more than I do, the pressure's big on him, we'll see how he's going to handle it".
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Roger Federer Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Joe the Plumber recently signed a very lucrative contract with a wealthy couple to handle all the work on all seven of their houses," said Senator McCain, alluding to the election issue of his family's many homes around the country.
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: South China Morning Post (subscription)

  3. In his statement, Craig said, "I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously."
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: Los Angeles Times

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