- a person's name, especially the given name.
- a person's alias, nickname, or code name.
- a username, as on a social media website: What's your Twitter handle?
- a name or term by which something is known, described, or explained.
verb (used with object), han·dled, han·dling.
verb (used without object), han·dled, han·dling.
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Example sentences from the Web for handle
Carved above the door’s handle is an eye out of which a pool of static grows, destabilizing the image.‘Little Nightmares II’: A hypnotic, dark fairy tale|Christopher Byrd|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Astronomers may soon get a better handle on the compositions of TRAPPIST-1’s planets.Two exoplanet families redefine what planetary systems can look like|Lisa Grossman|February 5, 2021|Science News
As time goes on, keeping a handle on things gets more time consuming as you are adding news terms and copies every day.Google Ads new features: Five tips for your Google Ads campaigns|Martin Romerio|February 3, 2021|Search Engine Watch
Like most members of the Reddit channel WallStreetBets, he prefers the anonymity of his handle.A Reddit user on what it’s like to be part of “the mother of all short squeezes”|Samanth Subramanian|January 28, 2021|Quartz
The models have to accurately figure out how the two streams of flow will interact with the high pressure to get a solid handle on the forecast.Increasing chances for a wintry mix early next week in the D.C. area|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.
Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not bragging, but come on, most guys my age can handle maybe one or two in one night.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People always have to perceive the problems before them, including many unexpected nuances, and decide how to handle them.
This past summer, Colleen LaRose, known by her self-anointed handle ‘Jihad Jane’, was sentenced to ten years in prison.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists|Scott Beauchamp|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For who, while tears are falling, will pause to handle the wreaths, and find whether they are genuine?Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He stood swaying the umbrella-handle about, looking down at it, as if that would assist his decision.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Then, his hand resting on the handle of the cab-door, this expression suddenly changed to one of alert suspicion.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The active Capt descended, and seizing the substantial handle rang loudly.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
"I did n't fly off the handle," said the screw, twirling huskily at the end of the screw-shaft.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for handle
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of handlehandleable, adjectivehandled, adjectivehandleless, adjective
Word Origin for handle
Idioms and Phrases with handle
In addition to the idioms beginning with handle
- handle to one's name
- handle with gloves
- fly off the handle
- get a fix (handle) on