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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.

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

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

4. (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.

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

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

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

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

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

10. (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.

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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HANDLE

han'-d'-l (kaph): The noun occurs once in Songs 5:5, "handles of the bolt" (the King James Version "lock"). The verb "handle" represents several Hebrew ('achaz, mashakh, taphas, etc.) and Greek (thiggano, Colossians 2:21; pselaphao, Luke 24:39 1 John 1:1) words in the King James Version, but is also sometimes substituted in the Revised Version (British and American) for other renderings in the King James Version, as in Songs 3:8 for "hold"; in Luke 20:11, "handled shamefully," for "entreated shamefully"; in 2 Timothy 2:15, "handling aright," for "rightly dividing," etc.

Greek
821. atimoo -- handle shamefully.
... handle shamefully. ... Cognate: 821 -- to handle shamefully (dishonorably); to treat
with indignity (literally, "without any honor," see Mk 12:4). See 820 (). ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/821.htm - 6k

2345. thiggano -- to touch
... to touch. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thiggano Phonetic Spelling:
(thing-gan'-o) Short Definition: I touch, handle Definition: I touch, handle, injure ...
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5584. pselaphao -- to feel or grope about
... to feel or grope about. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pselaphao Phonetic
Spelling: (psay-laf-ah'-o) Short Definition: I feel, touch, handle, grope for ...
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3718. orthotomeo -- to cut straight
... straight. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: orthotomeo Phonetic Spelling:
(or-thot-om-eh'-o) Short Definition: I cut straight, handle correctly Definition ...
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1389. doloo -- to ensnare, fig. to adulterate
... to adulterate NASB Word Usage adulterating (1). handle deceitfully. From dolos;
to ensnare, ie (figuratively) adulterate -- handle deceitfully. see GREEK dolos. ...
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4400. procheirizo -- to put into the hand, to take into one's hand ...
... choose, make. Middle voice from pro and a derivative of cheir; to handle for oneself
in advance, ie (figuratively) to purpose -- choose, make. see GREEK pro. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4400.htm - 7k

631. apomasso -- to wipe off
... myself off. Word Origin from apo and masso (to handle, touch) Definition
to wipe off NASB Word Usage wipe off (1). wipe off. Middle ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/631.htm - 6k

1315a. diacheirizo -- to have in hand, thus to lay hands on ...
... Word Origin from dia and cheirizo (to handle); from cheir Definition to have in
hand, thus to lay hands on (violently) NASB Word Usage put...to death (1), put ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1315a.htm - 5k

3145. masaomai -- to chew
... gnaw. From a primary masso (to handle or squeeze); to chew -- gnaw. (emasonto) --
1 Occurrence. 3144, 3145. masaomai. 3146 . Strong's Numbers.
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3145.htm - 6k

5530. chraomai -- to use, make use of
... Middle voice of a primary verb (perhaps rather from cheir, to handle); to furnish
what is needed; (give an oracle, "graze" (touch slightly), light upon, etc ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5401b. nashaq -- probably to handle or be equipped with
... 5401a, 5401b. nashaq. 5402 . probably to handle or be equipped with.
Transliteration: nashaq Short Definition: equipped. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5401b.htm - 5k

5325. nitstsab -- haft, hilt (of a sword)
... 5324, 5325. nitstsab. 5326 . haft, hilt (of a sword). Transliteration: nitstsab
Phonetic Spelling: (nits-twawb') Short Definition: handle. ...
/hebrew/5325.htm - 6k

8610. taphas -- to lay hold of, wield
... root Definition to lay hold of, wield NASB Word Usage arrested (2), capture (2),
captured (8), caught (5), grasp (1), grasps (1), handle (4), handled (1), hold ...
/hebrew/8610.htm - 6k

270. achaz -- to grasp, take hold, take possession
... 1), attached (1), bolt (1), catch (1), caught (3), drawn (2), fastened (3), grasp
(2), grasped (1), grasps (1), gripped (1), grips (1), handle (1), have ...
/hebrew/270.htm - 6k

4184. mush -- to feel
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to feel NASB Word Usage feel (3). feel, handle.
A primitive root; to touch -- feel, handle. 4183, 4184. mush. 4185 . ...
/hebrew/4184.htm - 5k

3032. yadad -- to cast a lot
... cast. A primitive root; properly, to handle (compare yadah), ie To throw, eg Lots --
cast. see HEBREW yadah. 3031, 3032. yadad. 3033 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/3032.htm - 6k

6086. ets -- tree, trees, wood
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition tree, trees, wood NASB Word Usage carpenters*
(4), framework (1), gallows (9), handle (1), logs (1), shaft (3 ...
/hebrew/6086.htm - 6k

4900. mashak -- to draw, drag
... to prolong, to develop, to march, to remove, to delay, to be tall, etc.) -- draw
(along, out), continue, defer, extend, forbear, X give, handle, make (pro ...
/hebrew/4900.htm - 6k

6186. arak -- to arrange or set in order
... wide variety of applications) -- put (set) (the battle, self) in array, compare,
direct, equal, esteem, estimate, expert (in war), furnish, handle, join (battle ...
/hebrew/6186.htm - 5k

4600. maak -- to press, squeeze
... bruised, stuck, be pressed. A primitive root; to press, ie To pierce, emasculate,
handle -- bruised, stuck, be pressed. 4599, 4600. maak. 4601 . ...
/hebrew/4600.htm - 6k

Library

As in a Race Saw I the Disputers, the Children of Strife, [Trying] ...
... As in a race saw I the disputers, the children of strife, [trying] to taste fire,
to see the air, to handle the light: they were troubled at the gleaming, and ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn vii as in a.htm

I am Unwilling to Go on to Handle Again what Cyprian Poured Forth. ...
... Book V. Chapter 25. " 36. I am unwilling to go on to handle again what
Cyprian poured forth´┐Ż "36. I am unwilling to go on ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 25 36 i.htm

The vicariousness of Prayer
... dealing with men, and the life. If it were only texts or men we had to handle!
But we have to handle the gospel. We have to lift up ...
/.../forsyth/the soul of prayer/chapter vi the vicariousness of.htm

May one Lose the Blessing?
... So he put out his hand and took it," and having re-fixed the axe-head on the handle,
he went on again with his felling (verses 5-7). Where was it that the ...
/.../macneil/the spirit-filled life/chapter xviii may one lose.htm

Chapter twenty-eight
... steps. He clutched his broom handle tightly and began to sweep again. ... desperately.
His fingers were purple as he clutched the handle of the broom. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sheldon/in his steps/chapter twenty-eight.htm

Concerning Bishops and the Lower Orders who Wait Upon the Most ...
... Notes. Ancient Epitome of Canon XXV. Those who handle holy things should abstain
even from their own wives at the times of their ministration. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxv greek xxviii concerning.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xxiv. 36, "He Himself Stood in ...
... See My hands and My feet," where I was fixed with the nails. "Handle and see."
But ye see, and yet do not see. "Handle and see." What? ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxvi on the words.htm

1 John i. 1-ii. 11
... which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, [1993] and our hands have
handled, of the word of life." Who is he that with hands doth handle the Word ...
/.../ten homilies on the epistle of john to the parthians/homily i 1 john i.htm

Christ was Possessed of a Body after his Resurrection.
... When, for instance, He came to those who were with Peter, He said to them, "Lay
hold, handle Me, and see that I am not an incorporeal spirit." [991] And ...
/.../chapter iii christ was possessed of.htm

The Apostle Has Made Known to us Certain Three Unions...
... "Remember that Christ Jesus rose again from the dead of the seed of David, according
to my Gospel." [1890] And Christ Jesus Himself saith, "Handle and see ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/on continence/section 23 the apostle has.htm

Thesaurus
Axe (19 Occurrences)
... It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or eye
as to be in the same plane with the blade. The broadax, or ...
/a/axe.htm - 18k

Treat (53 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self
toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly. ...
/t/treat.htm - 23k

Plow (11 Occurrences)
... The first plows were probably an adaptation of the ancient Egyptian hoe, where the
handle was lengthened in order that animals might be hitched to it. ...
/p/plow.htm - 15k

Shaft (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself;
(Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light ...
/s/shaft.htm - 13k

Mill (9 Occurrences)
... the lower of which was called the "nether millstone" (Job 41:24) and the upper the
"rider." The upper stone was turned round by a stick fixed in it as a handle...
/m/mill.htm - 18k

Zebulun (46 Occurrences)
... In Deborah's song the words, "Out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer"
(Judges 5:14) has been rendered in the RV, "They that handle the marshal's ...
/z/zebulun.htm - 29k

Shield (65 Occurrences)
... Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness,
mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and ...
/s/shield.htm - 28k

Lampstand (38 Occurrences)
... There is sometimes a loop handle affixed on the side opposite to the spout.
Sometimes the handle is horizontal, but commonly vertical. ...
/l/lampstand.htm - 24k

Ludim (3 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 46:9 Go up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men
go forth: Cush and Put, who handle the shield; and the Ludim, who handle and ...
/l/ludim.htm - 11k

Libyans (6 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 46:9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men
come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the ...
/l/libyans.htm - 9k

Bible Concordance
Handle (19 Occurrences)

Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Colossians 2:21 "Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
(Root in KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 4:21 His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Exodus 18:18 Your strength and that of the people will be completely used up: this work is more than you are able to do by yourself.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 19:5 as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to chop wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle, and lights on his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of these cities and live:
(WEB DBY NAS RSV)

Judges 3:22 and the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed on the blade, for he didn't draw the sword out of his body; and it came out behind.
(See NAS NIV)

Judges 5:14 Those whose root is in Amalek came out of Ephraim, after you, Benjamin, among your peoples. Governors come down out of Machir. Those who handle the marshal's staff came out of Zebulun.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

2 Samuel 24:9 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, that were able to go forth to war.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 8:40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons, and sons' sons, one hundred fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:8 Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 21:5 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to David. All those of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men who drew sword: and in Judah were four hundred seventy thousand men who drew sword.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 25:5 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and ordered them according to their fathers' houses, under captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, even all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and upward, and found them three hundred thousand chosen men, able to go forth to war, who could handle spear and shield.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 3:8 They all handle the sword, and are expert in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh, because of fear in the night.
(WEB JPS ASV)

Jeremiah 2:8 The priests didn't say, Where is Yahweh? and those who handle the law didn't know me: the rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 46:9 Go up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men go forth: Cush and Put, who handle the shield; and the Ludim, who handle and bend the bow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 27:29 All who handled the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships; they shall stand on the land,
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Handle

Related Terms

Treat (53 Occurrences)

Plow (11 Occurrences)

Shaft (13 Occurrences)

Mill (9 Occurrences)

Zebulun (46 Occurrences)

Shield (65 Occurrences)

Lampstand (38 Occurrences)

Ludim (3 Occurrences)

Libyans (6 Occurrences)

Ladle (11 Occurrences)

Lydians (2 Occurrences)

Whip (7 Occurrences)

Wield (8 Occurrences)

Furiously (9 Occurrences)

Tiller (3 Occurrences)

Ethiopians (11 Occurrences)

Millstone (9 Occurrences)

Madly (2 Occurrences)

Mallet (1 Occurrence)

Phut (7 Occurrences)

Paw (4 Occurrences)

Prance (3 Occurrences)

Put (13688 Occurrences)

Pitcher (16 Occurrences)

Bolster (7 Occurrences)

Cushites (10 Occurrences)

Ax (12 Occurrences)

Start (50 Occurrences)

Stock (16 Occurrences)

Haft (1 Occurrence)

Lydia (5 Occurrences)

Lamp (45 Occurrences)

Lud (10 Occurrences)

Bend (29 Occurrences)

Hilt (1 Occurrence)

Advance (33 Occurrences)

Rage (43 Occurrences)

March (41 Occurrences)

Touch (82 Occurrences)

Helve (1 Occurrence)

Rush (35 Occurrences)

Skilled (44 Occurrences)

Fit (47 Occurrences)

Handle (19 Occurrences)

Cush (31 Occurrences)

Staff (91 Occurrences)

According (7613 Occurrences)

Handled (11 Occurrences)

Knob (4 Occurrences)

Knife (10 Occurrences)

Upwards (18 Occurrences)

Organ (6 Occurrences)

Oar (1 Occurrence)

Jug (11 Occurrences)

Jubal (1 Occurrence)

Jurisdiction (4 Occurrences)

Lance (7 Occurrences)

Loom (3 Occurrences)

Lyre (32 Occurrences)

Lift (283 Occurrences)

Gadite (14 Occurrences)

Goblet (6 Occurrences)

Governors (43 Occurrences)

Grope (5 Occurrences)

Gallant (1 Occurrence)

Gad (78 Occurrences)

Grip (32 Occurrences)

Grasp (20 Occurrences)

Writer (4 Occurrences)

Weight (143 Occurrences)

Flail (1 Occurrence)

Fork (8 Occurrences)

Flute (16 Occurrences)

Feel (58 Occurrences)

Finger (35 Occurrences)

Feeling (59 Occurrences)

Firepan (2 Occurrences)

Fetches (1 Occurrence)

Target (14 Occurrences)

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