adverb Date: 1665 1. in a dexterous manner 2. easily <
defeated the other candidate handily
3. conveniently nearby

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  • handily — [han′də lē] adv. 1. in a handy manner; deftly or conveniently 2. with no trouble; easily [to win handily] …   English World dictionary

  • Handily — Hand i*ly ( [i^]*l[y^]), adv. [See {Handy}.] In a handy manner; skillfully; conveniently. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handily — (adv.) easily, 1610s, from HANDY (Cf. handy) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Earlier it meant done by hand (late 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • handily — /han di lee, dl ee/, adv. 1. skillfully; dexterously; expertly: to manage a boat handily. 2. conveniently: The books were handily at his side. 3. easily: We won handily. 4. Midland U.S. rightly; readily: You can t handily blame him. [1605 15;… …   Universalium

  • handily — hand|i|ly [ˈhændıli] adv 1.) something that is handily placed is in a position where it can easily be reached or used ▪ She kept the key handily by the back door. 2.) AmE if you win something handily, you win easily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • handily — hand|i|ly [ hændıli ] adverb 1. ) AMERICAN easily, without much effort: They are expected to win handily in the forthcoming elections. 2. ) in a position or in a way that is convenient: The house is handily located near the park. 3. ) in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • handily — adv. Handily is used with these verbs: ↑beat, ↑defeat, ↑win …   Collocations dictionary

  • handily — UK [ˈhændɪlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a position or in a way that is convenient The house is handily located near the park. 2) in a skilful way …   English dictionary

  • handily — [ˈhændɪli] adv in a position that is convenient The house is handily located near the park.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • handily — hand•i•ly [[t]ˈhæn dɪ li, dl i[/t]] adv. 1) in a handy manner; dexterously 2) easily: to win handily[/ex] 3) conveniently; accessibly • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

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