- 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.
Origin of handle
Examples from the Web for handle
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.
Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.
And Dick turned again and hurried to the new house, but David stood, holding the handle of his cart and looking after him.The Doers|William John Hopkins
I daresay she understands how to handle it as well as you do, and we shall make better way.The Two Supercargoes|W.H.G. Kingston
One of the greatest of men has no handle to his name—he is simply Moses.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie
Practically, it is quite impossible to handle individual projects in large classes.Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools|James Daley McDonald
Fortunately, Helen Cumberly's self-chosen path in life had taught her how to handle the nascent and undesirable lover.The Yellow Claw|Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for handle
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formshandleable, 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