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handy

HAND'Y, a.

1. Performed by the hand.

They came to handy blows.

2. Dexterous; ready; adroit; skilled to use the hands with ease in performance; applied to persons. He is handy with the saw or the place. Each is handy in his way.

3. Ingenious; performing with skill and readiness.

4. Ready to the hand; near. My books are very handy.

5. Convenient; suited to the use of the hand.

6. Near; that may be used without difficulty or going to a distance. We have a spring or pasture that is handy.



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HAND'Y, a.

1. Performed by the hand.

They came to handy blows.

2. Dexterous; ready; adroit; skilled to use the hands with ease in performance; applied to persons. He is handy with the saw or the place. Each is handy in his way.

3. Ingenious; performing with skill and readiness.

4. Ready to the hand; near. My books are very handy.

5. Convenient; suited to the use of the hand.

6. Near; that may be used without difficulty or going to a distance. We have a spring or pasture that is handy.

HAND'Y, a. [D. handig, behendig; Dan. hændig; from hand.]

  1. Performed by the hand. They came to handy blows. [Obs.] – Knolles.
  2. Dextrous; ready; adroit; skilled to use the hands with ease in performance; applied to persons. He is handy with the saw or the plane. Each is handy in his way. – Dryden.
  3. Ingenious; performing with skill and readiness.
  4. Ready to the hand; near. My books are very handy.
  5. Convenient; suited to the use of the hand.
  6. Near; that may be used without difficulty or going to a distance. We have a spring or pasture that is handy.

Hand"y
  1. Performed by the hand.

    [Obs.]

    To draw up and come to handy strokes. Milton.

  2. Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.

    "Each is handy in his way." Dryden.
  3. Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.
  4. Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.
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Handy

HAND'Y, adjective

1. Performed by the hand.

They came to handy blows.

2. Dexterous; ready; adroit; skilled to use the hands with ease in performance; applied to persons. He is handy with the saw or the place. Each is handy in his way.

3. Ingenious; performing with skill and readiness.

4. Ready to the hand; near. My books are very handy

5. Convenient; suited to the use of the hand.

6. Near; that may be used without difficulty or going to a distance. We have a spring or pasture that is handy

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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FLINCH, v.i. [I have not found this word in any other language; but the sense of it occurs in blench, and not improbably it is from the same root, with a different prefix.]

1. To shrink; to withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain or danger; to fail of proceeding, or of performing any thing. Never flinch from duty. One of the parties flinched from the combat.

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