- 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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Idioms for handle
Origin of handle
OTHER WORDS FROM handle
Example sentences from the Web for handle
Or maybe it was from the handles of a grocery store shopping cart.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fake Twitter handles started appearing for members of its fake cast.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From|Kevin Fallon|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A second area that Republican challengers could have raised: how the Senate handles the reporting of personal finances.
Stewart handles the Daily Show mention well, having Jones himself reshoot the segment with Bernal as Bahari.'Rosewater' Review: Jon Stewart's Clumsy but Earnest Directorial Debut|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I just found it depressingly tone deaf for a show that typically handles these sensitive issues so delicately.‘Orange Is the New Black’: Inside the Wild S2 Finale and What’s Next for Season 3|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cincinnatus will not back to his plow, or, at the best, stands sullenly between his plow-handles arguing for a higher wage.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
A piece of iron sticking out from the cross-head carried the plug-rod for working the gear-handles.
Two valves turned the steam on and off from under the piston, with the ordinary gear and handles.
The knives and forks had white and black horn handles, with notched blades, and broken prongs.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Old Doc Kraus handles the cases for the whole county when they come up.
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