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.