Definition of Handiness

1. Noun. Skillfulness with the hands. "He can do any sort of work requiring handiness and dexterity"

Generic synonyms: Skillfulness
Derivative terms: Handy



2. Noun. The quality of being at hand when needed.

Definition of Handiness

1. n. The quality or state of being handy.

Definition of Handiness

1. Noun. The quality or state of being handy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handiness

handicapper
handicappers
handicapping
handicaps
handicraft
handicrafter
handicrafters
handicraftman
handicraftmen
handicrafts
handicraftsman
handicraftsmen
handier
handiest
handily
handiness (current term)
handinesses
handing
handing down
handing in
handing off
handing out
handing over
handiron
handirons
handism
handiwork
handiworks
handjar
handjars

Literary usage of Handiness

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1. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"Ice-holes in the North Mountains.— Ironworks of Bear river.—Healthiness of the country.— handiness of the Nova Scotians.—Blue-nose provincialisms. ..."

2. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"... another characteristic of the early population was their readiness to engage in, and their handiness in carrying on, any kind of business that promised ..."

3. Modern Achievement edited by Edward Everett Hale (1902)
"MAN IN THE HOME handiness with Tools By FRANK A. DE PUY TO be " handy " with the hammer and saw, plane and chisel, and the common tools of carpentry, ..."

4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"... a handiness, a fertility of resources, an adaptation of means to ends, and an incessant industry, qualities hardly to be expected in connection with ..."

5. The Care of the Body by Francis Cavanagh (1907)
"Form—Style—Grace—Due to parsimony in Nature— " handiness "—The value of position in sport—Penalties if too protracted—Beauty of price—A retiring curve ..."

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