from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Compact enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held video camera.
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- adj. Held in one or both hands.
- adj. Small and light enough to be operated while held in one or both hands.
- n. A personal digital assistant or video game console that is small enough to be held in the hands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands
Ballistics were confirming the make of weapon, but had already suggested they were automatics; in other words, hand-held weapons.
You have to be really into sitting at your computer or hand-held device most of the day to appreciate Twitter, et al. ken_in_dfw
Many airlines now can deliver boarding passes to passengers' smartphones or other hand-held devices.
Mr. Snyder and others at this model air show flew their planes via radios, controlling altitude, speed, flaps and landing gear from small hand-held transmitter boxes resembling tricked-out Game Boys.
Also raising questions was the fact that a police officer's hand-held radio was struck by a bullet.
Again, Star Trek comes to mind: hand-held communicators and automatic doors!
The possibilities that the Vook enables are exciting – what could the future look like when books can go multi-media on hand-held devices?
PLEASE, for the love of god, stick to booms and dollies and if someone ever suggests that going hand-held would be edgier, slap them upside the head.
My feature at Kotaku this month picks some of the industry's great brains to make the assertion that there is plenty of value left -- culturally, emotionally and simply in terms of gameplay -- in the hand-held, button-equipped controller.
So I tote a book, and some snacks, maybe even a hand-held Yahtzee game to keep me going.