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Definitions of hand

  1. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To manage; as, I hand my oar. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To seize; to lay hands on. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To pledge by the hand; to handfast. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To furl; - said of a sail. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To give or lead with the hand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To give with the hand: to lead or conduct: (naut.) to furl, as sails. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To give with the hand; conduct by the hand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To give, pass, deliver, lead, etc., with or as with the hand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To cooperate. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. place into the hands or custody of; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To give with the hand; to lead; to conduct; to furl, as a sail. To hand down, to transmit in succession. At hand, near; not distant. In hand, present payment; in a state of execution. On hand, in present possession; under one's care or management. Off hand, without delay or difficulty; dexterously; without previous preparation. Out of hand, ready payment, with regard to the payer; at once; directly. To his hand, to my hand, &c., in readiness; already prepared. Under his hand, under her hand, &c., with the proper writing or signature of the name. Hand over head, negligently; rashly. Hand over hand, by passing the bands alternately one before or above another. Hand to hand, in close fight, in close union. Hand in hand, in union; conjointly. From hand to mouth, without provision beforehand. To join hand in hand, to unite efforts and act in concert. To live from hand to mouth, to obtain food and other necessaries as want requires. To bear in hand, to keep in expectation. To bear a hand, to hasten. To lend a hand, to give assistance. To be hand in glove, to be intimate and familiar. To set the hand to, or to take in hand, to undertake. To take one in hand, to lay hold of or deal with. To have a hand in, to be concerned in. Clean hands, a blameless life. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To give or transmit with the hand; to guide or lead by the hand; to manage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Side; part; direction, either right or left. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Rate; price. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The quota of cards received from the dealer. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A gambling game played by American Indians, consisting of guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or the like, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A measure equal to a hand's breadth, - four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The divided and lower part of the human arm connected with the wrist; a similar member terminating the fore-limb of certain animals; something resembling this member in appearance or use; a measure of four inches; ability or skill; right or left side; possession; style of writing; an employee who labors with his hands; a sailor; cards held; a game; pledge of betrothal; nearness; control; authority; agency of; index of any kind; turn of a player to serve the ball at tennis, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. The extremity of the arm below the wrist: that which does the duty of a hand by pointing, as the hand of a clock: the fore-foot of a horse: a measure of four inches: an agent or workman: performance: power or manner of performing: skill: possession: style of handwriting: side: direction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. HANDER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. The extremity of the arm below the wrist; anything which points; a workman; agency; handwriting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. The extremity of the arm below the wrist, or something like or acting like it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Dexterity; touch; performance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. An operative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Handwriting; signature. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A measure; four inches. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. Possession; control. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. Side; direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. The extremity of the human arm, consisting of the palm and fingers; a measure of four inches; side part, right or left; performance; workmanship; power of performance; skill; manner of acting or performance; agency; possession; power; the cards held at a game; an index, or that which performs the office of the hand or of a finger in pointing; a man employed in a workshop or on board ship; style of penmanship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. The broad extremity of the arm below the wrist; side; part; act; discipline; restraint; power; agency; style of writing; a workman; cards held in a game. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  58. Belonging to, or used by, the hand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  59. Pert. to or used by the hand-much used as the first element of a compound word. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for hand

  1. Can you write a good hand – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  2. I've too much else on hand – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
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