Meaning of handily in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhandɪli/

Translate handily into Spanish


  • 1In a way or position that is convenient for use; usefully.

    ‘these goodies all fit handily into a single bag’
    • ‘the hotel is handily placed for all the sights’
    • ‘Handily, there is a glossary, so that you will know that a tufter is an old hound.’
    • ‘They didn't even bother to make sure that rescue units were going to be handily available.’
    • ‘Practically any type of food is handily available, accompanied by expert preparation and service, if you don't feel like cooking.’
    • ‘You can head over to this website, where somebody has handily enough put together an accessible version of it.’
    • ‘They handily gave out score sheets for you to fill in as you went along.’
    • ‘Anyone could have had their body mass index checked yesterday at Cancer Research UK's stall, handily located between the coffee shop and restaurant.’
    • ‘They're handily placed just across the road from the doctor's surgery.’
    • ‘The GPS handily points out the gas stations that carry diesel.’
    • ‘In a user guide, they handily provide a list of acronyms.’
    • ‘A brief orientation with a map will confirm that most of the attractions are handily situated in the compact centre, and easily reached on foot.’
  • 2In a skilful manner.

    ‘they can handily accomplish any task’
    • ‘Lucas handily captures the feel of 1930s-era films’
    • ‘He has handily managed the two challenges — profit growth and debt service — that I focused on.’
    • ‘The cards will be available in denominations of three, six, and twelve months, and they handily sidestep the problem of people not wishing to use their credit card to pay for subscriptions.’
    • ‘He handily manipulates the criminals by secretly sending a telegram to the police.’
    • ‘He handily executed his menswear designs with a sure hand.’
    • ‘She handily evokes everyday absurdities.’
    • ‘The lean, niche operator of short-line and regional freight railroads has steered through the downturn handily, kept prices firm, and is well capitalized’
    • ‘She handily demonstrated the difference between discomfort and enervating boredom.’
    • ‘The annoying malady was handily repaired with surgery, leaving three small well-hidden punctures as the only evidence.’
    • ‘He wanted to show the fans that he could earn their respect, which he handily accomplished in this match.’
    • ‘She was switching her leads a little bit down the lane, but I thought she did it pretty handily.’
    1. 2.1mainly North American Without delay or difficulty; easily.
      ‘Waterloo handily defeated the York Lions 3–0’
      • ‘Lewis won handily, with 68 per cent of the vote’
      • ‘If it came to a vote, I expect this song would handily trounce all comers anyway.’
      • ‘The challenger handily trounced him by a ratio of more than two to one.’
      • ‘Protected through redistricting, he is expected to win handily in 2002.’
      • ‘This is a contest the team has won handily in the past.’
      • ‘"If he can win handily in two Southern states, that would be the end of really one of the last question marks about his nationwide appeal," he said.’
      • ‘More witty banter ensues as the duo handily defeats the thugs.’
      • ‘Stanford's men's team was handily defeated by the Yale women's varsity during a west-coast swing last winter.’
      • ‘He will not be suckered into thinking that England will be beaten handily today.’
      • ‘We have a team coming in tonight that we beat handily in New York.’
      • ‘By the end of that second year, I was handily passing my classes.’