Handle vs Descriptor - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between handle and descriptor
is that handle
is a part of an object 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 or handle
can be (slang) a name, nickname or pseudonym while descriptor
is that which describes; a word, phrase, etc serving as a description.
As a verb handle
is to use the hands.
From (etyl) handel, handle, from (etyl) .
A part of an object 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.
That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose (either literally or figuratively); a tool.
(Australia, New Zealand) A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
(American) A half-gallon (1.75-liter) bottle of alcohol.
(computing) A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.
- This article describes how to find the module name from the window handle .
- (gambling) The gross amount of wagering within a given period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.
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- The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
- (geography, Newfoundland, and, Labrador, rare) A point, an extremity of land.
- Handle of the Sug, Nfld.
- (textiles) The tactile qualities of a fabric, e.g., softness, firmness, elasticity, fineness, resilience, and other qualities perceived by touch.
- (topology) A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
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* give a handle
* handlebar, handlebars
* love handle
From (etyl) handlen, from (etyl) .
To use the hands.
* Psalm 115:7:
To touch; to feel with the hand.
* Luke 24:39:
- They [idols made of gold and silver] have hands, but they handle not
To use or hold with the hand.
- Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh.
To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
* Shakespeare, King Lear , IV-vi:
- About his altar, handling holy things
To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
* Sir W. Temple:
- That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper
To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell
- The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year
To deal with; to make a business of.
* Jeremiah, 2:8:
- a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock
- They that handle the law knew me not
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To treat; to use, well or ill.
* Shakespeare, Henry VI , Part I, I-iv:
To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
* Shakespeare, Measure for Measure , V-i:
- How wert thou handled being prisoner
To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
- You shall see how I'll handle her
(soccer) To touch the ball with the hand or arm; to commit handball.
- We will handle what persons are apt to envy others
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* to handle without gloves: (colloquial) See under glove
Originally Cornish-American, from (etyl) , later hanow (pronounced han'of'' or ''han'o ).
(slang) A name, nickname or pseudonym.
That which describes; a word, phrase, etc. serving as a description.
# (computing) The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
# (information science) A word that describes the subject of an article or book.
* (information science) index term
* file descriptor
* segment descriptor