• Pronunciation of handle: HH AE1 N D AH0 L ('hændəl)

  • Number of syllables of handle: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of handle

  • Definition of handle

    • (n): the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"  
    • (v): deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"  
    • (v): touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don''t handle the merchandise"  
    • (v): handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"  
    • (v): show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"  
    • (v): be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can''t handle nuts"; "She managed her parents'' affairs after they got too old"  
    • (v): interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"  
  • Examples of handle

    • The temperature control disposed in the handle of the instrument.  
    • Under pressure, gramps can't handle something as simple as the remote control.  
    • The black handle on the lid is the pump handle.  
    • The handle may be disposable and reusable.  
    • The unique feature is the handle.  
    • I handle the throttle and the brakes.  
    • She can handle the taste of acerbity.  
    • Shall grasp the most dependable handle.  
    • A toothbrush comprises a handle and bristles mounted near one end of the handle.  
    • She knows how to handle putrescent leftovers.  

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