English explanatory dictionary online >> handy

Results for: handy



Han·dy  (hnd), W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873-1958.
American musician and composer. He was the first person to recognize the importance of blues as a legitimate musical form and the first to publish a blues composition, The Memphis Blues (1911).

hand·y  (hnd)
adj. hand·i·er, hand·i·est
1. Skillful in using ones hands; manually adroit. See Synonyms at dexterous.
2. Readily accessible: found a handy spot for the hammer.
3. Useful; convenient: a handy tool.
4. Easy to use or handle: a handy reference book.

handi·ness n.

handy  /hndi/  adj. -ier, -iest 1 close at hand, ready for use: He keeps his tools handy in a toolbox. 2 infrml. good at fixing or making things: My sister is handy; she always fixes broken things in her house. 3 to come in handy: to be useful: A map sure would come in handy right now; Im lost! handy

Enter word: