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hand

hand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hand

Definition
(noun) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Synonyms : manus , mitt , paw
Example Sentence
  • he had the hands of a surgeon
  • he extended his mitt

Definition
(noun) a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
Synonyms : hired hand , hired man
Example Sentence
  • the hired hand fixed the railing
  • a ranch hand

Definition
(noun) something written by hand
Synonyms : handwriting , script
Example Sentence
  • she recognized his handwriting
  • his hand was illegible

Definition
(noun) ability
Example Sentence
  • he wanted to try his hand at singing

Definition
(noun) a position given by its location to the side of an object
Example Sentence
  • objections were voiced on every hand

Definition
(noun) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
Synonyms : deal
Example Sentence
  • I didn't hold a good hand all evening
  • he kept trying to see my hand

Definition
(noun) one of two sides of an issue
Example Sentence
  • on the one hand..., but on the other hand...

Definition
(noun) a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
Example Sentence
  • the big hand counts the minutes

Definition
(noun) a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
Example Sentence
  • the horse stood 20 hands

Definition
(noun) a member of the crew of a ship
Example Sentence
  • all hands on deck

Definition
(noun) a card player in a game of bridge
Synonyms : bridge player
Example Sentence
  • we need a 4th hand for bridge

Definition
(noun) a round of applause to signify approval
Example Sentence
  • give the little lady a great big hand

Definition
(noun) terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
Example Sentence
  • the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting

Definition
(noun) physical assistance
Synonyms : helping hand
Example Sentence
  • give me a hand with the chores

Definition
(verb) place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms : give , pass , pass on , reach , turn over
Example Sentence
  • hand me the spoon, please
  • Turn the files over to me, please
  • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Definition
(verb) guide or conduct or usher somewhere
Example Sentence
  • hand the elderly lady into the taxi

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