handy

Someone who's handy is skilled and clever, especially when it comes to making or fixing things. If you're handy in the kitchen, you're a good cook.

A carpenter tends to be handy with a saw or a hammer, and if you're good at sewing, you're handy with a needle and thread. Another meaning of handy is "useful" or "convenient." Your laptop is handy because you use it for all kinds of things, and your smartphone is handy because you always keep it in your pocket — it's right there when you need it.

Primary Meanings of handy

1.
adj
skillful with the hands
2.
adj
easy to use
Full Definitions of handy
1

adj skillful with the hands

handy with an axe”
Synonyms:
adroit
quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
2

adj easy to use

“a handy gadget”
Synonyms:
convenient
suited to your comfort or purpose or needs

adj easy to reach

“found a handy spot for the can opener”
Synonyms:
ready to hand
accessible
capable of being reached

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