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Definition of hand:

  1. Manus, the terminal portion of the upper extremity below the forearm, comprising the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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This graph shows how "hand" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for hand:

  1. What have you on hand for this morning?
  2. I was taking a walk, when this little child came up and put her hand into mine.
  3. Uncle Justus, for answer, gave her hand a little squeeze, and she was satisfied.

Quotes for hand:

  1. The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others. - Anton Chekhov
  2. If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker. - Thomas Huxley
  3. I couldn't say no to jobs and I couldn't say no to drugs. I'd get high from a movie, I'd be somebody else because I didn't particularly like me, so long as I had a script in my hand, I was okay. As soon as the movie was over, I didn't know what to do. - Brion James
  4. There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. - Niccolo Machiavelli
  5. The entire American media apparatus bought into the drug war- which is an enormously damaging and costly undertaking for this country- and there wasn't enough critical reporting about it and that's why it's gotten out of hand. - David Talbot

Idioms for hand:

  1. lay a hand on sb
  2. give a free hand
  3. know sm or sth like the palm of one's hand
  4. get out of hand
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