- A part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
- That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
- Patrono:Gambling The gross amount of wagering within a given period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.
- The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
- Patrono:Topology A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
- (slang) A name, nickname or pseudonym. [Originally Cornish-American, from Cornish hanough, later hanow (pronounced han'of or han'o) = name]
- Patrono:AU A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
- (computing) A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.
- This article describes how to find the module name from the window handle.
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To use the hands.
- They have hands, but they handle not - Psalm 115:7
- To touch; to feel with the hand.
- Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh - Luke 24:39
- To use or hold with the hand.
- About his altar, handling holy things - John Milton
- To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
- That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper - Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vi
- To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
- The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year - Sir W. Temple
- To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock
- To deal with; to make a business of.
- They that handle the law knew me not - Jeremiah, 2:8
- To treat; to use, well or ill.
- How wert thou handled being prisoner - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, I-iv
- To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
- You shall see how I'll handle her - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V-i
- To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
- We will handle what persons are apt to envy others - Francis Bacon
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From Old Norse handla, hǫndla, from hǫnd (“‘hand’”). In the sense trade influenced by from Patrono:Gml[[Category:da:Patrono:Gml derivations|Handle]] [[handelen#Patrono:Gml|handelen]] and German handeln.
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