hand meaning

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hand verb
1. (lead) guide or conduct or usher somewhere
  • "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
hand noun
1. (extremity) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Related: manus, mitt, paw
  • "he had the hands of a surgeon"
  • "he extended his mitt"
2. (ability) ability
  • "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
3. (side) a position given by its location to the side of an object
  • "objections were voiced on every hand"
4. (collection) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
Related: deal
  • "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"
  • "he kept trying to see my hand"
5. (side) one of two sides of an issue
  • "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
6. (pointer) a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
  • "the big hand counts the minutes"
7. (handbreadth) a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
  • "the horse stood 20 hands"
8. (sailor) a member of the crew of a ship
  • "all hands on deck"
9. (applause) a round of applause to signify approval
  • "give the little lady a great big hand"
10. (forepaw) terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
  • "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union
11. (aid) physical assistance
Related: helping_hand
  • "give me a hand with the chores"
pass verb
1. (transfer) place into the hands or custody of
Related: hand, reach, pass_on, turn_over, give
  • "hand me the spoon, please"
  • "Turn the files over to me, please"
  • "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
handwriting noun
1. (writing) something written by hand
Related: hand, script
  • "she recognized his handwriting"
  • "his hand was illegible"
hired_hand noun
1. (laborer) a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
Related: hand, hired_man
  • "the hired hand fixed the railing"
  • "a ranch hand"
bridge_player noun
1. (card_player) a card player in a game of bridge
Related: hand
  • "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
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