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HAND'LE, v.t. [L. manus.]

1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

The bodies we daily handle--hinder the approach of the part of our hands that press them.

2. To manage; to use; to wield.

That fellow handles a bow like a crow-keeper.

3. To make familiar by frequent touching.

The breeders in Flanders--handle their colts six months every year.

4. To treat; to discourse on; to discuss; to use or manage in writing or speaking. The author handled the subject with address. The speaker handled the arguments to the best advantage.

5. To use; to deal with; to practice.

They that handle the law knew me not. Jer.2.

6. To treat; to use well or ill.

How wert thou handled?

7. To manage; to practice on; to transact with.

You shall see how I will handle her.

HAND'LE, n. [L. ansa.]

1. That part of a vessel or instrument which is held in the hand when used, as the haft of a sword,the bail of a kettle, &c.

2. That of which use is made; the instrument of effecting a purpose.



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HAND'LE, v.t. [L. manus.]

1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

The bodies we daily handle--hinder the approach of the part of our hands that press them.

2. To manage; to use; to wield.

That fellow handles a bow like a crow-keeper.

3. To make familiar by frequent touching.

The breeders in Flanders--handle their colts six months every year.

4. To treat; to discourse on; to discuss; to use or manage in writing or speaking. The author handled the subject with address. The speaker handled the arguments to the best advantage.

5. To use; to deal with; to practice.

They that handle the law knew me not. Jer.2.

6. To treat; to use well or ill.

How wert thou handled?

7. To manage; to practice on; to transact with.

You shall see how I will handle her.

HAND'LE, n. [L. ansa.]

1. That part of a vessel or instrument which is held in the hand when used, as the haft of a sword,the bail of a kettle, &c.

2. That of which use is made; the instrument of effecting a purpose.

HAND'LE, v.t. [G. handeln, D. handelen, Sw. handla, Dan. handler, to treat, to trade, to negotiate. But in English it has not the latter signification. The word is formed from hand, as manage from L. manus.]

  1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand. The bodies we daily handle – hinder the approach if part of our hands that press them. – Locke.
  2. To manage; to use; to wield. That fellow handles a bow like a crow-keeper. – Shak.
  3. To make familiar by frequent touching. The breeders in Flanders – handle their colts six months every year. – Temple.
  4. To treat; to discourse on; to discuss; to use or manage in writing or speaking. The author handled the subject with address. The speaker handled the arguments to the best advantage.
  5. To use; to deal with; to practice. They that handle the law knew me not. – Jer. ii.
  6. To treat; to use well or ill. How wert thou handled? – Shak.
  7. To manage; to practice on; to transact with. You shall see how I will handle her. – Shak.

HAND'LE, n. [Sax. Qu. L. ansa, Norm. hanser.]

  1. That part of a vessel or instrument which is held in the hand when used, us the haft of a sword, the bail of a kettle, &c.
  2. That of which use is made; the instrument of effecting a purpose. – South.

Han"dle
  1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

    Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh. Luke xxiv. 39.

    About his altar, handling holy things. Milton.

  2. To use the hands.

    They have hands, but they handle not. Ps. cxv. 7.

  3. That part of vessels, instruments, etc., 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.
  4. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.

    That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper. Shak.

  5. That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.

    South.

    To give a handle, to furnish an occasion or means.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.
  8. To deal with; to make a business of.

    They that handle the law knew me not. Jer. ii. 8.

  9. To treat; to use, well or ill.

    How wert thou handled being prisoner? Shak.

  10. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.

    You shall see how I will handle her. Shak.

  11. 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. Bacon.

    To handle without gloves. See under Glove. [Colloq.]

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Handle

HAND'LE, verb transitive [Latin manus.]

1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

The bodies we daily handle--hinder the approach of the part of our hands that press them.

2. To manage; to use; to wield.

That fellow handles a bow like a crow-keeper.

3. To make familiar by frequent touching.

The breeders in Flanders--handle their colts six months every year.

4. To treat; to discourse on; to discuss; to use or manage in writing or speaking. The author handled the subject with address. The speaker handled the arguments to the best advantage.

5. To use; to deal with; to practice.

They that handle the law knew me not. Jeremiah 2:8.

6. To treat; to use well or ill.

How wert thou handled?

7. To manage; to practice on; to transact with.

You shall see how I will handle her.

HAND'LE, noun [Latin ansa.]

1. That part of a vessel or instrument which is held in the hand when used, as the haft of a sword, the bail of a kettle, etc.

2. That of which use is made; the instrument of effecting a purpose.

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