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#: ''The daily '''handle''' of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.''
 
#: ''The daily '''handle''' of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.''
 
# {{topology}} A [[topological space]] [[homeomorphic]] to a [[ball]] but viewed as a [[product]] of two lower[[-dimensional]] balls.
 
# {{topology}} A [[topological space]] [[homeomorphic]] to a [[ball]] but viewed as a [[product]] of two lower[[-dimensional]] balls.
# {{slang}} A name, nickname or [[pseudonym]].
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# {{slang}} A name, nickname or [[pseudonym]]. [Originally Cornish-American, from Cornish ''hanow'' (pronounced ''han'ough'' or ''han'o'') = name]
 
# {{AU | NZ}} A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also [[pot]], [[middy]] for other regional variations.
 
# {{AU | NZ}} A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also [[pot]], [[middy]] for other regional variations.
 
# {{computing}} A [[reference]] to an object or structure that can be stored in a [[variable]].
 
# {{computing}} A [[reference]] to an object or structure that can be stored in a [[variable]].

Revision as of 11:25, 4 February 2010

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English

Etymology

From Middle English handlen, Old English handian; akin to Dutch handelen (to trade), German handeln. See hand

Pronunciation

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  • Rhymes: -ændəl

Noun

handle (plural handles)

  1. A part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
  2. That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
  3. Template:gambling The gross amount of wagering within a given period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.
    The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
  4. Template:topology A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
  5. Template:slang A name, nickname or pseudonym. [Originally Cornish-American, from Cornish hanow (pronounced han'ough or han'o) = name]
  6. Template:AU A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
  7. Template:computing A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.
    This article describes how to find the module name from the window handle.

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Verb

handle (third-person singular simple present handles, present participle handling, simple past and past participle handled)

  1. Template:intransitive To use the hands.
    • They have hands, but they handle not - Psalm 115:7
  2. To touch; to feel with the hand.
    • Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh - Luke 24:39
  3. To use or hold with the hand.
  4. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
    • That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper - Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vi
  5. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
    • The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year - Sir W. Temple
  6. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock
  7. To deal with; to make a business of.
    • They that handle the law knew me not - Jeremiah, 2:8
  8. To treat; to use, well or ill.
    • How wert thou handled being prisoner - Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part I, I-iv
  9. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
    • You shall see how I'll handle her - Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V-i
  10. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
    • We will handle what persons are apt to envy others - Francis Bacon

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Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse handla, hǫndla, from hǫnd (hand). In the sense trade influenced by from Middle Low German handelen and German handeln.

Verb

handle (imperative handl, infinitive at handle, present tense handler, past tense handlede, past participle har handlet)

  1. act (to do something)
  2. trade, shop