handy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “handy” in the English Dictionary

"handy" in British English

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handyadjective

uk   us   /ˈhæn.di/

handy adjective (USEFUL)

C2 useful or ​convenient: a handy ​container/​tool First-time ​visitors to France will ​find this ​guideparticularly handy. It's a ​nicehouse and it's handy for (= near) the ​trainstation.informal Don't ​throw those ​bottles away - they'll come in handy (= be ​useful) for the ​picnic next ​Sunday.

handy adjective (SKILFUL)

[after verb] able to use something ​skilfully: Jonathan's good at putting up ​wallpaper, but he's not so handy with a ​paintbrush. Susannah's very handy (= good at doing things that need ​skilled use of the ​hands) about the ​house.
(Definition of handy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"handy" in American English

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handyadjective

 us   /ˈhæn·di/

handy adjective (USEFUL)

useful or ​convenient: We ​found it handy to have a ​cellularphone. When I’m ​cooking something new, I like to ​keep the ​cookbook handy (= in a ​convenientplace).

handy adjective (SKILLFUL)

skillful with the ​hands or with using ​tools, esp. in making or ​repairing things: Eduardo is handy with ​powertools.
(Definition of handy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"handy" in Business English

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handyadjective

uk   us   /ˈhændi/
useful or convenient: Credit ​cards are a handy way of ​paying for things as ​long as the ​rates are not too high. The ​personalfinancesoftwareincludes handy ​features such as ​automaticbillpaymentreminders. What ​skills do you have that might come in handy?
(Definition of handy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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