Handle is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand handle (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use handle in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of handle, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of handle, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - interact in a certain way
EXAMPLES - Handle in a Sentence
- Or if there be any handle, that is used with avidity. (source)
- Judging by their portmanteau handle, their song titles (source)
- He is known only by his online name, "handle" -- Kiran. (source)
- On the handle is a legend in a language he does not know. (source)
- The handle was a handle, and the lever was probably a lock. (source)
- When the handle is turned it twists the stands together making a rope. (source)
- Though when I say "handle" - "mishandle" might be a better word choice. (source)
- The handle is short and the implement is very clumsy and fatiguing to use. (source)
- I got my LJ handle from a method I used in order to deal with stress at work. (source)
- But in that I am next to handle, which is the nature and rights of a Christian (source)
- A big kid in coveralls stood in the doorway unscrewing a long handle from a roller. (source)
- Turning the handle is a bit boring but it takes the slog out of simple stuff like this. (source)
- The ram can also being moved by a tin iron rod with handle, which is fixed at shackle g. (source)
- Pooster got his handle from the Italians during SEAL Two deployments in the Mediterranean. (source)
- It was a black umbrella, and had a small rod at the end where the handle is with a skull on it. (source)
- The flagon has a humanoid figure on its handle, which is unique for the period, according to Witt. (source)
- You can sponsor someone as long as it's not "Will in Seattle" or whatever his handle is these days. (source)
- I am registered on FB with a 'handle' - I don't see how it is possible for them to detect it, either. (source)
- The handle was a huge wooden grip that appeared less like a handle and more like a rough-hewn slab of tree. (source)
- Something gets gripped in the end that looks like Liverpool cathedral, and then rotates as the handle is turned. (source)
- Where they are seen in use against the enemy, the handle is short, the head somewhat large, and the weapon wielded with one hand. (source)
- Turning the handle are the special interest groups and the media, both of which have a vested interests in ratcheting up the rhetoric. (source)
- Originally stamped in gilt on the handle, that is; they had long since worn off, the leather gone smooth and shiny, rich with handling. (source)
- Turning the handle are the special interest groups and the media, both of which have a vested interests in ratcheting up the rhetoric. ' (source)
- We recently tested the Get A Grip handle, which is supposed to "provide the grip you need to safely enter or exit the bath tub or shower." (source)
- 'Twas I, Caveman; I'm sorry to have stolen your "handle" -- I must confess that until now I didn't realize you exist as a single commenter. (source)
- These, their only missile weapons, are usually made of crab-tree, and consist of a very thin short handle, with a large, heavy, and smooth knob. (source)
- Love your name handle ... probably because I like ricekrispies =) You're not alone ... lots of people here can give you the support and reassurance (source)
- The strap goes around the wrist, it's held by the thin handle, and used to whack an unsuspecting person on the back of the head to knock them out. eni (source)
- His hatchet is so ingeniously placed that the head of it rests exactly on the centre of his back, whilst its thin short handle descends along the backbone. (source)
- Most ministers I know only tell the congregation what they can handle, which is precious little and certainly nothing new from what mommy and daddy taught them. (source)
- When not used, the Gashan is slung upon the left forearm: during battle, the handle, which is in the middle, is grasped by the left hand, and held out at a distance from the body. (source)
- It's rare that you see a title handle material like this with sensitivity, care and respect, and Gearbox does a great job of taking this serious and life changing condition that affects many soldiers and depicting it realistically. (source)
- And if they are saying to parents in one breath, "We're going to work with you and we're going to protect children," and then behind the scenes they're advertising directly to children to attract them to the material they're not ready to handle, that is false and deceptive as an advertising strategy ... (source)
- When the first inviting notes of the mazurka sounded, I looked about me with composure, and with a cool and easy air approached a long-faced young lady with a red and shiny nose, a mouth that stood awkwardly open, as though it had come unbuttoned, and a scraggy neck that recalled the handle of a bass-viol. (source)
- My eyes sting a bit, had a rough night and bad morning also Dad asked me to eat some pizza so I ate 2 slices of greasy, smelly, cheesy pizza for him but now he's gone out to chop some logs so meh .. oh yesterday I went to my nan's and she bought me a "nose" mug, hah, the handle is a nose shape - quite funny! (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 71.0, which suggests that "handle" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 16 synonyms for handle.
arm, bail, crank, ear, grasp, haft, handgrip, helve, hilt, hold, holder, knob, shaft, stem, stock, tiller
We have 1 antonym for handle.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of handle from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To touch, lift, or hold with the hands.
- (verb-transitive) To operate with the hands; manipulate.
- (verb-transitive) To deal with or have responsibility for; conduct: handles matters of corporate law.
- (verb-transitive) To cope with or dispose of: handles problems efficiently.
- (verb-transitive) To direct, execute, or dispose of: handle an investment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose (either literally or figuratively); a tool.
- (noun) A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
- (noun) a 1.75-liter (half-gallon) bottle of alcohol
- (noun) A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
- (verb-transitive) To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
- (verb-transitive) To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
- (verb-transitive) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell.
- (verb-transitive) To deal with; to make a business of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To touch or feel with the hand; use the hand or hands upon.
- (None) To manage by hand; use or wield with manual skill; ply; manipulate; act upon or control by the hand: as, to handle one's colors; to handle the reins.
- (None) In general, to manage; direct; control; hold or keep in hand: as, to handle a fish when hooked; to handle a dog in the field; to handle troops in battle.
- (None) To act upon or toward; use in some way (with regard to conduct); treat; deal with.
- (None) To treat of; discourse upon; expound, as a topic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) interact in a certain way
- (verb) handle effectively
- (verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
- (verb) touch, lift, or hold with the hands
- (noun) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it