well-handled
adjective Date: 15th century 1. managed or administered efficiently 2. having been handled a great deal <
well-handled goods for sale
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  • well-handled — [wel′han′dəld] adj. efficiently managed …   English World dictionary

  • well-handled — /wel han dld/, adj. 1. managed, directed, or completed with efficiency: a well handled political campaign. 2. treated with taste, discretion, etc.: a delicate but well handled subject. 3. having been handled or used much: a sale of well handled… …   Universalium

  • well-handled — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: Middle English wel handeled, from wel well + handeled, past participle of handelen to handle more at handle 1. : being or having been managed or administered efficiently a well handled fund 2. : having been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • well — I [[t]wɛl[/t]] adv. adj. compar. bet•ter, superl. best, 1) in a good or satisfactory manner: Our plans are going well[/ex] 2) thoroughly, carefully, or soundly: Shake well before using[/ex] 3) in a moral or proper manner: to behave well[/ex] 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Well services — is a department within a petroleum production company through which matters concerning existing wells are handled. Having a shared well services department for all (or at least multiple) assets operated by a company is seen as advantageous as it… …   Wikipedia

  • Handled — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handled — handle ► VERB 1) feel or manipulate with the hands. 2) manage or cope with. 3) deal with. 4) control or manage commercially. 5) (handle oneself) conduct oneself. 6) (of a vehicle) respond in a specified way when being driven: the new model does… …   English terms dictionary

  • well-thumbed — /ˈwɛl θʌmd/ (say wel thumd) adjective frequently handled, as of a book. Also, (especially in predicative use), well thumbed /wɛl ˈθʌmd/ (say wel thumd) …   Australian English dictionary

  • The WELL — Infobox Website name = Whole Earth Lectronic Link caption = url = http://www.well.com/ commercial = type = language = registration = owner = author = launch date = February 1985cite web |url=http://www.well.com/conf/welltales/timeline.html |title …   Wikipedia

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