handiness

handy

[han-dee]
adjective, handier, handiest.
1.
within easy reach; conveniently available; accessible: The aspirins are handy.
2.
convenient or useful: A typewriter is a handy thing to have in the house.
3.
skillful with the hands; deft; dexterous: a handy person.
4.
easily maneuvered: a handy ship.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English (in surnames); see hand, -y1

handiness, noun


3. all-round; versatile. See dexterous. 4. manageable, wieldy; yare.
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handy (ˈhændɪ)
 
adj , handier, handiest
1.  conveniently or easily within reach
2.  easy to manoeuvre, handle, or use: a handy tool
3.  skilful with one's hands
 
'handiness
 
n

Handy (ˈhændɪ)
 
n
W(illiam) C(hristopher). 1873--1958, US blues musician and songwriter, esp noted for the song "St Louis Blues"

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