grip vs handle what difference

what is difference between grip and handle

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: grĭp, IPA(key): /ɡɹɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle English grippen, from Old English grippan, from a Proto-Germanic *gripjaną (compare Old High German gripfen); compare the related Old English grīpan, whence English gripe. See also grope, and the related Proto-Germanic *grīpaną.

Verb

grip (third-person singular simple present grips, present participle gripping, simple past and past participle gripped)

  1. (transitive) To take hold of, particularly with the hand.
  2. (transitive) To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      By and by fumes of brandy began to fill the air, and climb to where I lay, overcoming the mouldy smell of decayed wood and the dampness of the green walls. It may have been that these fumes mounted to my head, and gave me courage not my own, but so it was that I lost something of the stifling fear that had gripped me, and could listen with more ease to what was going forward
  3. (intransitive) To do something with another that makes you happy/gives you relief.
  4. To trench; to drain.
Synonyms
  • (take hold of): clasp, grasp; See also Thesaurus:grasp
  • (help or assist): aid, help out, lend a hand; See also Thesaurus:help
  • (do something happy with another): hang out
  • (trench):
Derived terms
  • begrip
  • gripping
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English grippe, gripe, an amalgam of Old English gripe (grasp, hold) (cognate with German Griff) and Old English gripa (handful) (cognate with Swedish grepp).

Noun

grip (countable and uncountable, plural grips)

  1. A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand.
  2. A handle or other place to grip.
  3. (computing, graphical user interface) A visual component on a window etc. enabling it to be resized and/or moved.
  4. (film production) A person responsible for handling equipment on the set.
    Hyponym: key grip
    Coordinate terms: gaffer, gofer
  5. A channel cut through a grass verge (especially for the purpose of draining water away from the highway).
  6. (chiefly Southern California slang) A lot of something.
  7. (chiefly Southern California slang) A long time.
  8. Archaic spelling of grippe: Influenza, flu.
    • 1911, Theodore Dreiser, Jennie Gerhardt, Chapter XXXII:
      It so happened that, during a stretch of inclement weather in the fall, Lester was seized with a mild form of grip. When he felt the first symptoms he thought that his indisposition would be a matter of short duration, and tried to overcome it by taking a hot bath and a liberal dose of quinine. But the infection was stronger than he counted on; by morning he was flat on his back, with a severe fever and a splitting headache.
  9. (archaic) A small travelling-bag or gripsack.
  10. An apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.
  11. Assistance; help or encouragement. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  12. A helpful, interesting, admirable, or inspiring person.
  13. (slang) As much as one can hold in a hand; a handful.
  14. (figuratively) A tenacious grasp; a holding fast.
  15. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
See also
  • (a lot of) hella, hecka
Related terms
  • come to grips
  • get to grips with
  • key grip
  • get a grip
  • gripper
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English grip, grippe, gryppe (a ditch, drain), from Old English grēp (a furrow, burrow) and grēpe (a furrow, ditch, drain), from Proto-Germanic *grōpiz (a furrow, groove). Cognate with Middle Dutch grippe, gruppe (ditch, drain), greppe, German Low German Gruppe (ditch, drain). Related also to Old English grōp (a ditch, drain). More at groop.

Alternative forms

  • gripe

Noun

grip (plural grips)

  1. (dialectal) A small ditch or trench; a channel to carry off water or other liquid; a drain.
Derived terms
  • gripple

Etymology 4

From Middle English gripe, from Old French gripe, from Latin grypus, gryphus.

Noun

grip (plural grips)

  1. (obsolete) The griffin.

Anagrams

  • IGRP, PIRG, prig

Albanian

Etymology

Probably a modern loanword, from German Grippe.

Noun

grip m

  1. flu, influenza

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from French grippe, from Frankish *grīpan (to seize), from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɡɾip/

Noun

grip f (plural grips)

  1. flu (influenza)

Further reading

  • “grip” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “grip” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “grip” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “grip” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English grip.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɣrɪp/

Noun

grip m (plural grippen, diminutive gripje n)

  1. hold (to ensure control)

Related terms

  • greep
  • griep
  • grijpen
  • begrip

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French grippe (influenza).

Noun

grip

  1. influenza, flu

Icelandic

Noun

grip

  1. inflection of gripur:
    1. indefinite accusative singular
    2. indefinite dative singular

Ladino

Etymology

Borrowed from French grippe (influenza).

Noun

grip f (Latin spelling)

  1. (medicine) influenza, flu

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French gripe.

Noun

grip

  1. Alternative form of gripe (griffin)

Etymology 2

From Old English grēp.

Noun

grip

  1. Alternative form of grippe

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

grip

  1. imperative of gripe

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

grip

  1. present tense of gripa and gripe
  2. imperative of gripa and gripe

Romansch

Noun

grip m (plural grips)

  1. rock

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡriːp/
  • Rhymes: -iːp

Noun

grip c

  1. griffin

Declension

Verb

grip

  1. imperative of gripa.

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from French grippe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɾip/

Noun

grip (definite accusative gripi, plural gripler)

  1. (pathology) flu, influenza, grippe

Yola

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

grip (plural gripès)

  1. stitch

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith


English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhæn.dl̩/
  • Hyphenation: han‧dle
  • Rhymes: -ændəl

Etymology 1

From 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).

Noun

handle (plural handles)

  1. The part of an object which is (designed to be) held in the hand when used or moved.
  2. An instrument for effecting a purpose (either literally or figuratively); a tool, or an opportunity or pretext.
    • They overturned him to all his interests by the sure but fatal handle of his own good nature.
  3. (gambling) The gross amount of wagering within a given period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.
  4. (textiles) The tactile qualities of a fabric, e.g., softness, firmness, elasticity, fineness, resilience, and other qualities perceived by touch.
  5. (slang) A name, nickname or pseudonym.
  6. (slang) A title attached to one’s name, such as Doctor or Colonel.
  7. (computing) A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.
  8. (Australia, New Zealand) A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. (See also pot and middy for other regional variations.)
  9. (US) A half-gallon (1.75-liter) bottle of alcohol. (Called a sixty in Canada.)
    • 2014, Ray Stoeser, Josh Cuffe, Bury My Body Down By the Highway Side, page 83:
      Josh bought a fifth of Evan Williams for Andrew as a token of gratitude and Ray, because of the financial constraints, purchased the cheapest handle of whiskey he could find: Heaven Hill.
  10. (geography, Newfoundland and Labrador, rare) A point, an extremity of land.
  11. (topology) A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
  12. (algebraic geometry) The smooth, irreducible subcurve of a comb which connects to each of the other components in exactly one point.
Hyponyms
  • (part of an object held in the hand when used or moved): bail (bucket, kettle, pitcher), haft (tool, weapon), hilt (sword), knob, stail (tool), stilt (plough)
Derived terms
Related terms
  • give a handle
Descendants
  • Japanese: ハンドル (handoru)
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English handlen, from Old English handlian (to handle, feel, deal with, discuss), from Proto-Germanic *handlōną (to take, grip, feel), equivalent to hand +‎ -le. Cognate with West Frisian hanneljen, hanljen (to handle, treat), Dutch handelen (to handle, deal, act, negotiate), German handeln (to act, trade, negotiate, behave), Swedish handla (to buy, trade, deal), Icelandic höndla (to handle).

Verb

handle (third-person singular simple present handles, present participle handling, simple past and past participle handled)

  1. (transitive) To touch; to feel or hold with the hand(s).
    • Happy, ye leaves! when as those lilly hands […] Shall handle you.
    • Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh.
  2. (transitive, rare) To accustom to the hand; to take care of with the hands.
    • 1679, William Temple, An essay upon the advancement of trade in Ireland.
      The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts for at least six months every year.
  3. (transitive) To manage, use, or wield with the hands.
    • 1976, Mel Hallin Bolster, Crazy Snake and the Smoked Meat Rebellion, page 66
      Light on his feet for a big man, he handled the rifle like a pistol.
  4. (transitive) To manage, control, or direct.
  5. (transitive) To treat, to deal with (in a specified way).
  6. (transitive) To deal with (a subject, argument, topic, or theme) in speaking, in writing, or in art.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Envy
      We will handle what persons are apt to envy others…
  7. (transitive) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one’s hands; hence, to buy and sell.
  8. (transitive, rare) To be concerned with; to be an expert in.
  9. (transitive) To put up with; to endure (and continue to function).
    • 2014, Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene, Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban →ISBN:
      For example, a program that loads data from a file needs to handle the case where that file is not found.
  10. (intransitive) To use the hands.
    • They [idols made of gold and silver] have hands, but they handle not
  11. (soccer, intransitive) To illegally touch the ball with the hand or arm; to commit handball.
  12. (intransitive) To behave in a particular way when handled (managed, controlled, directed).
Synonyms
Derived terms
Related terms
  • hand
Translations

Anagrams

  • Dahlen, Handel

Alemannic German

Verb

handle

  1. (Uri) to stroke the teats of a dairy cow until they fill with milk

References

  • Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & Co.

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse handla, hǫndla, from hǫnd (hand). In the sense trade influenced by from Middle Low German handelen and German handeln.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hanlə/, [ˈhanlə]

Verb

handle (imperative handl, infinitive at handle, present tense handler, past tense handlede, perfect tense har handlet)

  1. act (to do something)
  2. trade, shop

German

Verb

handle

  1. inflection of handeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse handla and German handeln

Pronunciation

Verb

handle (imperative handl or handle, present tense handler, passive handles, simple past and past participle handla or handlet, present participle handlende)

  1. to act (do something)
  2. to deal, trade, to do business
  3. to shop (visit shops)

Derived terms

  • forhandle
  • handletur
  • handling

References

  • “handle” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • handla

Etymology

From Old Norse handla and German handeln

Verb

handle (present tense handlar, past tense handla, past participle handla, passive infinitive handlast, present participle handlande, imperative handl)

  1. to act (do something)
  2. to deal, trade, to do business
  3. to shop (visit shops)

Derived terms

  • forhandle
  • handletur
  • handling

References

  • “handle” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial