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Origin of handling
- 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 handling
The Atlantic has reported extensively on the at least $600 million Amazon stands to be paid for handling CIA data.
In all honesty she may be handling it better, in terms of not letting it affect her as a person or screw up her life.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year he was severely criticized for his handling of a land deal with a neighbor in financial distress.
The President made some initial errors in his handling of the Ebola crisis.
How do you feel the Michael Jackson estate is handling his music?Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was often dryness in his handling, and something too much of the theatrical in his wrecks on rocky shores.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
Even his handling of the supernatural, which was undoubtedly a strong point of his, was not wholly de ban aloi.The English Novel|George Saintsbury
The Boston & Worcester devised the headlight, so that time might be saved by handling freight at night.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
Always on horseback, always busy furbishing and handling weapons, I now steadily pursued an idea that was destined to be realized.The Abbatial Crosier|Eugne Sue
Cases of rather doubtful authenticity are reported from time to time of injury from the handling of wild carrot.
- the process by which a commodity is packaged, transported, etc
- (as modifier)handling charges
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for handle
Old English handlung "action of touching or feeling," from handlian (see handle (v.)). Meaning "way in which something handles" (especially a motor vehicle) is from 1962.
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