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A part or thing to take hold of
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  1. A part or thing to take hold of
  2. Something that one can hold onto for support.
  3. A secure grip or hold with the hand or hands
The handle of a sword, dagger, tool, etc.
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  1. The handle of a sword, dagger, tool, etc.
The part of the body specialized for the perception of sound; organ of hearing: the human ear consists of the external ear, the middle ear (tympanum), and the inner ear (labyrinth), which also senses one's state of equilibrium
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  1. The part of the body specialized for the perception of sound; organ of hearing: the human ear consists of the external ear, the middle ear (tympanum), and the inner ear (labyrinth), which also senses one's state of equilibrium
  2. A projecting handle, as on a vase or pitcher.
  3. An invertebrate organ analogous to the mammalian ear.
  1. Grip
  2. A firm hold or grip.
  3. The act of grasping; grip or clasp of the hand or arms
A shoot, especially one that sprouts from the base of a grass or sedge.
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  1. A shoot, especially one that sprouts from the base of a grass or sedge.
  2. A person or machine that tills the soil
  3. A shoot growing from the base of the stem of a plant
(Rare) A fanciful or unusual turn of speech or thought; conceit
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  1. (Rare) A fanciful or unusual turn of speech or thought; conceit
  2. (Archaic) A bend or turn
  3. A device for transmitting rotary motion, consisting of a handle or arm attached at right angles to a shaft.
A person or thing that knocks
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  1. A person or thing that knocks
  2. A small metal ring, hammer, etc. attached by a hinge to a door, for use in knocking for admittance
  3. A goblin or dwarf said to live under the earth and direct miners to ore by knocking.
A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.
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  1. A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.
  2. A handle or hilt of a knife, ax, etc.
A small loop, usually of metal, attached to a pendant to enable it to be strung on a necklace or bracelet.
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  1. A small loop, usually of metal, attached to a pendant to enable it to be strung on a necklace or bracelet.
  2. The arched hooplike handle of a container, such as a pail.
  3. (Sports) One of the two crossbars that form the top of a wicket used in the game of cricket.
A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
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  1. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
  2. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
  3. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
The main, often long or slender part of a plant that usually grows upward above the ground and supports other parts, such as branches and leaves. Plants have evolved a number of tissue arrangements in the stem. Seedless vascular plants (such as mosses and ferns) have primary vascular tissue in an inner core, a cylindrical ring, or individual strands scattered amid the ground tissue. In eudicots, magnoliids, and conifers, the stem develops a continuous cylindrical layer or a ring of separate bundles of vascular tissue (including secondary vascular tissue) embedded in the ground tissue. In monocots and some herbaceous eudicots, individual strands of primary vascular tissue are scattered in the ground tissue.
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  1. The main, often long or slender part of a plant that usually grows upward above the ground and supports other parts, such as branches and leaves. Plants have evolved a number of tissue arrangements in the stem. Seedless vascular plants (such as mosses and ferns) have primary vascular tissue in an inner core, a cylindrical ring, or individual strands scattered amid the ground tissue. In eudicots, magnoliids, and conifers, the stem develops a continuous cylindrical layer or a ring of separate bundles of vascular tissue (including secondary vascular tissue) embedded in the ground tissue. In monocots and some herbaceous eudicots, individual strands of primary vascular tissue are scattered in the ground tissue.
  2. The upright piece to which the side timbers or plates are attached to form the prow of a ship
  3. The rounded rod in some locks, about which the key fits and is turned
(Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
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  1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
  2. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
  3. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
Warfare:
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  1. Warfare:
  2. A support for the arm on a chair, sofa, etc.
  3. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
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  1. A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
Nomination or appointment.
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  1. Nomination or appointment.
  2. A pointing out; indication
  3. A distinguishing name, title, etc.
(Informal) A person's name or nickname
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  1. (Informal) A person's name or nickname
At a retail price.
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  1. At a retail price.
  2. Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
  3. To sell at retail.
To offer for sale:
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  1. To offer for sale:
  2. To sell
  3. To deal in a market; buy or sell
(Slang) To point out; indicate or designate, specif. in senses of put the finger on (see phrase below)
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  1. (Slang) To point out; indicate or designate, specif. in senses of put the finger on (see phrase below)
  2. (Music) To play (an instrument, chord, etc.) by using the fingers in a certain way or sequence on strings, keys, etc.
  3. To touch or handle with the fingers; use the fingers on
To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
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  1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
  2. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
  3. To test or check the condition or health of:
To manage and direct; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage and direct; be in charge of:
  2. To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
To reduce or prevent the spread of.
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  1. To reduce or prevent the spread of.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
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  1. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
  2. To exert control over; regulate or limit toward a desired end:
  3. To control the movement or behavior of; handle
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  1. To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something
  2. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner.
  3. To work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill
To make productive; cultivate:
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  1. To make productive; cultivate:
  2. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work:
  3. To function; operate:
To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
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  1. To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
  2. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
  3. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
To use diligently; wield:
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  1. To use diligently; wield:
  2. To keep busy or work (at something or with a tool, etc.)
  3. (Nautical) To work against the wind by a zigzag course; tack.
To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds:
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  1. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds:
  2. To be aware of; sense:
  3. To perceive through the sense of touch:
To extend (out, across, etc.) like a finger
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  1. To extend (out, across, etc.) like a finger
  2. (Music) To play (an instrument, chord, etc.) by using the fingers in a certain way or sequence on strings, keys, etc.
  3. To touch or handle with the fingers; use the fingers on
To examine by touching, as for medical diagnosis
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  1. To examine by touching, as for medical diagnosis
  2. To examine or explore by touching (an organ or area of the body), usually as a diagnostic aid.
To put the hand, the finger, or some other part of the body on, so as to feel; perceive by the sense of feeling
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  1. To put the hand, the finger, or some other part of the body on, so as to feel; perceive by the sense of feeling
  2. To lay hands on; handle; use
  3. To bring something into light contact with:
To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner.
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  1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner.
  2. (Medicine) To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes:
  3. To work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill
To traverse a route or course regularly:
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  1. To traverse a route or course regularly:
  2. To traverse or sail over regularly:
  3. To use diligently; wield:
To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
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  1. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
  2. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
  3. To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense:
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  1. To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense:
  2. To subject to a process, action, or change, especially to a chemical or physical process or application:
  3. To give medical aid to counteract (a disease or condition):
To do business; trade:
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  1. To do business; trade:
  2. To sell:
  3. (Informal) To trade or sell
To buy provisions for the home
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  1. To buy provisions for the home
  2. To offer for sale:
  3. To deal in a market; buy or sell
(Intransitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
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  1. (Intransitive) To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
  2. (Intransitive, archaic) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce.
  3. To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.
To carry on trade in; deal in
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  1. To carry on trade in; deal in
To travel about selling wares.
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  1. To travel about selling wares.
  2. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics).
  3. To deal out or circulate (gossip, ideas, etc.)
To sell at retail.
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  1. To sell at retail.
  2. To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
  3. Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
To attract prospective buyers; be popular on the market:
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  1. To attract prospective buyers; be popular on the market:
  2. To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward:
  3. To have or offer regularly for sale; deal in
To buy and sell (stocks, for example).
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  1. To buy and sell (stocks, for example).
  2. To carry on a trade or business
  3. To give in exchange for something else:
To supply (a product or service) to a business for a fee.
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  1. To supply (a product or service) to a business for a fee.
  2. To sell for money or other valuable consideration. (The term is not usually used to refer to real property, although its other forms, vendor and vendee, are.) To sell for money or other valuable consideration. (The term is not usually used to refer to real property, although its other forms, vendor and vendee, are.)
  3. To offer for sale, especially by peddling.
The act of naming.
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  1. The act of naming.
  2. A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
  3. A name, title, or designation.
A common noun
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  1. A common noun
  2. A name or title
The third and usually last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, as Caesar in Gaius Julius Caesar.
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  1. The third and usually last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, as Caesar in Gaius Julius Caesar.
  2. A family name; a surname.
  3. Any name; esp., a nickname
A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
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  1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
  2. A class or kind (esp. of units in a system) having a specific name or value
  3. A name; esp., the name of a class of things
The act of designating; a marking or pointing out.
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  1. The act of designating; a marking or pointing out.
  2. A pointing out; indication
  3. A distinguishing name, title, etc.
A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
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  1. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
  2. A descriptive name or title (Ex.: Philip the Fair, America the Beautiful)
  3. (Biology) A word in the scientific name of an organism following the name of the genus and denoting a species, subspecies, variety, or cultivar, as sativa in Lactuca sativa.
Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
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  1. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
  2. A distinguished reputation:
  3. A reputation:
A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
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  1. A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
Distinction, excellence, originality, and character in any form of artistic or literary expression
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  1. Distinction, excellence, originality, and character in any form of artistic or literary expression
  2. A quality of imagination and individuality expressed in one's actions and tastes:
  3. A name or title:
A short, familiar quotation, often, specif., one used as such an ending
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  1. A short, familiar quotation, often, specif., one used as such an ending
  2. A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document. Tags are enclosed in a pair of angle brackets that indicate to the browser how the text is to be displayed.
  3. A card, ticket, plastic marker, etc. tied or attached to something as a label or worn as identification, etc.
The name of a book, chapter, poem, essay, picture, statue, piece of music, play, film, etc.
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  1. The name of a book, chapter, poem, essay, picture, statue, piece of music, play, film, etc.
  2. A formal appellation attached to the name of a person as a sign of office, rank, profession, or hereditary privilege.
  3. A descriptive name; an epithet:
(Informal) A person's name or nickname
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  1. (Informal) A person's name or nickname

Synonym Study

  • Ply suggests great diligence in operating to ply an oar, to ply one's trade
  • Wield implies skill and control in handling effectively to wield an ax, to wield influence
  • Manipulate suggests skill, dexterity, or craftiness in handling to manipulate a machine or an account
  • Handle implies the possession of sufficient (or a specified degree of) skill in managing or operating with or as with the hands to handle a tool or a problem
Find another word for handle. In this page you can discover 75 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for handle, like: handhold, hilt, ear, grasp, tiller, crank, knocker, -haft, bail, knob and stem.