Handy vs Manual - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between handy and manual is that handy is easy to use, useful while manual is performed with the hands (of an activity). As a noun manual is a handbook.
Easy to use, useful.
Nearby, within reach.
- Some people regard duct tape as a handy fix-all .
(dialect) dexterous, skilful
- You wouldn’t have a screwdriver handy , would you ?
- She’s very handy – she made all her own kitchen cupboards.
* (nearby) at hand
* (skilful) crafty
* manuall (obsolete)
From (etyl) manuel, from
A booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine.
(music) A keyboard for the hands on a harpsichord, organ, or other musical instrument.
A manual transmission; a gearbox, especially of a motorized vehicle, shifted by the operator.
(by synecdoche) A vehicle with a manual transmission.
A bicycle technique whereby the front wheel is held aloft by the rider, without the use of pedal foce.
* reference manual
* instruction manual
* user manual
* user’s manual
* owners manual
* owner’s manual
From (etyl) manuel, manual, from (etyl) .
Performed with the hands (of an activity).
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
Operated by means of the hands (of a machine, device etc.).
- She gave a wild manual brush to her locks.
* , relating to the mouth
* , relating to the foot