HAND'Y, a. 1. Performed by the hand. They came to handy blows. 2. Dexterous; ready; adroit; skilled to use the hands with ease in performance; applied to persons. He is handy with the saw or the place. Each is handy in his way. 3. Ingenious; performing with skill and readiness. 4. Ready to the hand; near. My books are very handy. 5. Convenient; suited to the use of the hand. 6. Near; that may be used without difficulty or going to a distance. We have a spring or pasture that is handy.