Definition of 'handy'

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Which will come in handy should it too burst into flames. The Sun (2016)He was all over the place getting handy with the women who all had their husbands there. The Sun (2016)Such straight talking comes in handy when things go wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At some point their suggestions might come in handy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ice cubes come in handy for a range of household chores, too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Hence, the mascara comes in handy. The Sun (2016)The mascara gave my lashes amazing volume and comes with a handy mirror - great for on the go. The Sun (2017)If I run out they will come in handy. The Sun (2017)THIS jacket may come in handy - if you like your blazer attached to a pair of giant gloves. The Sun (2017)When I did history at secondary school, those books came in pretty handy. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Use this handy resource to quickly answer most of the important tax questions. Christianity Today (2000)While still not guaranteed a run he is likely to get a handy low weight. The Sun (2015)Wake up dull skin with this handy little tool. The Sun (2012)Will those plastic pots come in handy one day? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which is where the learning might come in handy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The phrase may come in handy one day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So that dog lead must have come in handy after all. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Maybe they are used as handy direction pointers when one is having friends over for dinner. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Have the tissues handy for this one. The Sun (2009)All this comes in handy for his job in advertising. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The gearing has been directed towards acceleration and the lowdown torque should make it pretty handy on the roads. The Sun (2008)It is used for scrolling and zooming and is handy because using your fingers to scroll blocks the screen. The Sun (2014)And if he can pick up in his other areas then he is going to be a pretty handy player. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can also measure distances between furniture with the app's handy measuring tool. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Well, he always was pretty handy at crossing. The Sun (2014)Luckily, a saucepan comes in handy when one vile intruder appears in her kitchen. The Sun (2011)They are pretty handy with a bat, too. The Sun (2011)He befriends a savage wolf - which may come in handy as he gets picked on by bullies! The Sun (2006)FOR the lucky ones it is time to brush up on your packing skills and get handy. The Sun (2008)A radiator roller is also handy for getting behind radiators and into other small spaces. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Plus I will always have a pen handy. The Sun (2016)It's a boon for tennis on the radio - a genuinely handy tool for those attempting to decode the action without the assistance of pictures. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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Translations for 'handy'

British English: handy /ˈhændɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is handy is useful.
...handy hints on looking after indoor plants.
  • American English: handy
  • Arabic: نَافِع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: conveniente
  • Chinese: 方便的
  • Croatian: priručan
  • Czech: užitečný
  • Danish: praktisk
  • Dutch: handig
  • European Spanish: práctico
  • Finnish: kätevä
  • French: commode pratique
  • German: praktisch
  • Greek: βολικός
  • Italian: utile
  • Japanese: 便利な
  • Korean: 가까이 있는
  • Norwegian: for hånden
  • Polish: zręczny
  • European Portuguese: conveniente
  • Romanian: potrivit
  • Russian: удобный
  • Spanish: a mano
  • Swedish: praktisk
  • Thai: ใช้สะดวก
  • Turkish: el altında
  • Ukrainian: корисний
  • Vietnamese: tiện sử dụng


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