- handle to one's name,
- handle with gloves,
- handlebar moustache,
- handley page,
Origin of handled
- 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 handled
I think we handled it as well as we could have, given the exigencies of production.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With better training on how specifically to deal with people with ID, the deputies might have handled the situation differently.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The violence was turned up to 11, but the message could still have been handled with more subtlety.‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’|Nico Hines|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A small trickle of donations from friends and family, handled by a church in Indiana, was his main source of funding.
Treasury has said the selection process is competitive enough and the contracts are handled responsibly.Megabanks Have The Federal Prison System Locked Up|Center for Public Integrity|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their stripling chief thrust out his stomach, and he handled his large sword with an unaccustomed flourish.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
A furnace-feeder would need to be delicately adjusted, and coal cannot be handled with delicacy.The Idiot at Home|John Kendrick Bangs
The paper gasket is a ring placed on the under side of the cover and must be handled carefully.Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray
He was familiar with them, for his father, as we have said, was employed in the pension office and handled just such rolls.The Bradys' Chinese Clew|Francis Worcester Doughty
With our glasses we watched the great dexterity with which the boats were handled and guided safely through the heavy surf.A Glimpse at Guatemala|Anne Cary Maudslay
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for handle
Old English handle, formed from hand (n.) with instrumental suffix -le indicating a tool in the way thimble was formed from thumb. The slang sense of "nickname" is first recorded 1870, originally U.S., from earlier expressions about adding a handle to (one's) name, i.e. a title such as Mister or Sir, attested from 1833. To fly off the handle (1833) is a figurative reference to an ax head (to be off the handle "be excited" is recorded from 1825, American English). To get a handle on "get control of" is first recorded 1972.
Old English handlian "to touch or move with the hands," also "deal with, discuss;" see handle (n.). Akin to Old Norse höndla "to seize, capture," Danish handle "to trade, deal," German handeln "to bargain, trade." Related: Handled; handling. Meaning "to act towards (someone) in a certain manner" (usually with hostility or roughness) is from c.1200. The commercial sense was weaker in English than in some other Germanic languages, but it emerged in American English (1888) from the notion of something passing through one's hands, and cf. handler.
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