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    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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