1. With hands joined; hand in hand. "Into their inmost bower, Handed they went." (Milton)

2. Having a peculiar or characteristic hand. "As poisonous tongued as handed." (Shak)

Handed is used in composition in the sense of having (such or so many) hands; as, bloody-handed; free-handed; heavy-handed; left-handed; single-handed.

(01 Mar 1998)

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