Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 8

Handicap (v. t.) To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.

Handicapper (n.) One who determines the conditions of a handicap.

Handicraft (n.) A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft.

Handicraft (n.) A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman.

-men (pl. ) of Handi-craftsman

Handi-craftsman (n.) A man skilled or employed in handcraft.

Handily (adv.) In a handy manner; skillfully; conveniently.

Handiness (n.) The quality or state of being handy.

Handiron (n.) See Andrion.

Handiwork (n.) Work done by the hands; hence, any work done personally.

Handkercher (n.) A handkerchief.

Handkerchief (n.) A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.

Handkerchief (n.) A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.

Handled (imp. & p. p.) of Handle

Handling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handle

Handle (v. t.) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

Handle (v. t.) To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.

Handle (v. t.) To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.

Handle (v. t.) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.

Handle (v. t.) To deal with; to make a business of.

Handle (v. t.) To treat; to use, well or ill.

Handle (v. t.) To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.

Handle (v. t.) To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.

Handle (v. i.) To use the hands.

Handle (n.) That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.

Handle (n.) That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.

Handleable (a.) Capable of being handled.

Handless (a.) Without a hand.

Handling (n.) A touching, controlling, managing, using, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands. See Handle, v. t.

Handling (v. t.) The mode of using the pencil or brush, etc.; style of touch.

Handmade (a.) Manufactured by hand; as, handmade shoes.

Handmaid (n.) Alt. of Handmaiden

Handmaiden (n.) A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.

Handsaw (n.) A saw used with one hand.

Handsel (n.) A sale, gift, or delivery into the hand of another; especially, a sale, gift, delivery, or using which is the first of a series, and regarded as on omen for the rest; a first installment; an earnest; as the first money received for the sale of goods in the morning, the first money taken at a shop newly opened, the first present sent to a young woman on her wedding day, etc.

Handsel (n.) Price; payment.

Handseled (imp. & p. p.) of Handsel

Handseled () of Handsel

Handseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handsel

Handselling () of Handsel

Handsel (n.) To give a handsel to.

Handsel (n.) To use or do for the first time, esp. so as to make fortunate or unfortunate; to try experimentally.

Handsome (superl.) Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.

Handsome (superl.) Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.

Handsome (superl.) Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.

Handsome (superl.) Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.

Handsome (superl.) Ample; moderately large.

Hadsome (v. t.) To render handsome.

Handsomely (adv.) In a handsome manner.

Handsomely (adv.) Carefully; in shipshape style.

Handsomeness (n.) The quality of being handsome.

Handspike (n.) A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.

Handspring (n.) A somersault made with the assistance of the hands placed upon the ground.

Hand-tight (a.) As tight as can be made by the hand.

Handwheel (n.) Any wheel worked by hand; esp., one the rim of which serves as the handle by which a valve, car brake, or other part is adjusted.

Hand-winged (a.) Having wings that are like hands in the structure and arrangement of their bones; -- said of bats. See Cheiroptera.

Handwriting (n.) The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography.

Handwriting (n.) That which is written by hand; manuscript.

Handy (superl.) Performed by the hand.

Handy (superl.) Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.

Handy (superl.) Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.

Handy (superl.) Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.

Handyy-dandy (n.) A child's play, one child guessing in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong; hence, forfeit.

Handyfight (n.) A fight with the hands; boxing.

Handygripe (n.) Seizure by, or grasp of, the hand; also, close quarters in fighting.

Handystroke (n.) A blow with the hand.

Hand-work (n.) See Handiwork.

Hanged (imp. & p. p.) of Hang

Hung () of Hang

Hanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hang

Hang (v. i.) To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.

Hang (v. i.) To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.

Hang (v. i.) To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.

Hang (v. i.) To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.

Hang (v. i.) To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.

Hang (v. i.) To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.

Hang (v. i.) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.

Hang (v. i.) To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.

Hang (v. i.) To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.

Hang (v. i.) To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.

Hang (v. i.) To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.

Hang (v. i.) To be, or be like, a suspended weight.

Hang (v. i.) To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.

Hang (v. i.) To lean or incline; to incline downward.

Hang (v. i.) To slope down; as, hanging grounds.

Hang (v. i.) To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.

Hang (n.) The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.

Hang (n.) Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.

Hang (n.) A sharp or steep declivity or slope.

Hangbird (n.) The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.

Hang-bies (pl. ) of Hang-by

Hang-by (n.) A dependent; a hanger-on; -- so called in contempt.

Hangdog (n.) A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.

Hangdog (a.) Low; sneaking; ashamed.

Hanger (n.) One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.

Hanger (n.) That by which a thing is suspended.

Hanger (n.) A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.

Hanger (n.) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of Countershaft.

Hanger (n.) A bridle iron.

Hanger (n.) That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.

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