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handler (agent)

Definition:

an agent who handles something or someone

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

handle

Plural:

handlers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the senator's campaign handlers

Etymology:

"one who handles" anything, agent noun from "handle" (verb). Specific sense of ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of handler...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

handler | Handler | Daniel Handler [sense-specific]

a person, especially a police officer, in charge of a specially trained dog | a person who handles some specified thing | a person who holds or ... (25 of 508 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handler

Wikipedia:

Handler [disambiguation]

may refer to: Handler, offensive player in Ultimate (sport) | Animal handler, person who conducts animal training or is a wrangler | Handler, a sport coach, agent or promoter | Agent handling, person who manages a spy | Baggage handler, a person who... (39 of 354 words, 32 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Handler

Oxford Dictionary:

handler

Syllabification: (han·dler) | [with modifier] : a person who handles or deals with certain articles or commodities | a device that handles certain ... (21 of 116 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/handler

handler [with modifier]

a person who handles or deals with certain articles or commodities | a person who trains or has charge of an animal, in particular a police officer in ... (27 of 99 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/handler

Merriam-Webster:

handler

one that handles something | a person in immediate physical charge of an animal ; especially, a person who exhibits dogs at shows or field trials ; a ... (27 of 84 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/handler

Macmillan British Dictionary:

handler [countable] | handlers [plural]

someone whose job is to train and look after an animal, especially a dog | someone whose job is to move a particular type of goods | [informal] the ... (27 of 81 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/handler

New World Dictionary:

handler | image-maker [sense-specific]

a person or thing that handles; specifically, | [United States] a boxer's trainer and second | a person who trains and manages a horse, dog, etc. in a ... (26 of 57 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handler

Random House Dictionary:

handler

a person or thing that handles. | [boxing] a person who assists in the training of a fighter or is the fighter's second during a fight. | a person who ... (28 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/handler

American Heritage Dictionary:

handler

One that handles or directs something or someone | One who trains or exhibits an animal, such as a dog. | One who acts as the trainer or second of a ... (29 of 43 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handler

Wiktionary:

handler | handlers [plural]

[literally] One who handles something (especially manually) or someone. | [in combination] A controller, trainer, someone who handles a specified thing, animal or person (especially a prizefighter). | [computing] A subroutine that handles a particular ... (33 of 41 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handler

Cambridge Dictionary:

handler [entry 1]

a person who trains and is in charge of animals, especially dogs (12 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handler 1

handler [entry 2, United States]

someone who advises someone important (5 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handler 2

handler [entry 3]

someone who carries or moves things as part of their job (11 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handler 3

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agent [computer science] | softbot ("software robot") [synonym]

a computer program that performs various actions continuously and autonomously on behalf of an individual or an organization. For example, an agent ... (22 of 333 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/705121​/agent

Encarta Dictionary:

handler | handlers [plural]

somebody who trains or manages a working animal, e.g. a police dog or a show dog | somebody who works or deals with a particular thing | a boxer's ... (27 of 85 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

handler

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "one who handles" anything, agent noun from "handle" (verb). Specific sense of "one engaged in trade" is from 1690s; that of "prizefighter's ... (25 of 37 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=handler

Wiktionary:

handler | handlers [plural]

Origin: handle + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handler

handle | handles [plural] | handled [past tense] | handling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English handel, handle, from Old English handle ("a handle"), from handlian ("to handle, feel, deal with, discuss"). See verb below. Cognate with Danish handel ("a handle"). | Middle English handlen,... (30 of 96 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/handle

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

handler | Handler

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handler"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handler

Macmillan American Dictionary:

handler [countable] | handlers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "handler"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/handler

Macmillan British Dictionary:

handler [countable] | handlers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "handler"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/handler

Cambridge Dictionary:

handler [entry 2, United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "handler"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "handler"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/handler 2

the Free Dictionary:

handler

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "handler"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "handler"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "handler" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/handler

Google Dictionary:

handler | handlers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "handler"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=handler

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

handler

Audio: North American pronunciation of "handler"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=handle​07 word=handler

YourDictionary Audio:

handler

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "handler" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/handler

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