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  Definition of hand
  1. physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
  2. 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
  3. a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
  4. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
  5. ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
  6. one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  7. something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
  8. a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
  9. the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn''t hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
  10. a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand"
  11. a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
  12. a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
  13. a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
  14. a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"
  15. guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
  16. 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"
Similar Words: helping hand, manus, mitt, paw, handwriting, script, deal, bridge player, hired hand, hired man, pass, reach, pass on, turn over, give


See Also: distribute, give out, hand out, hand down, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, deliver, render, relegate, pass on, submit, impart, leave, give, communicate, pass, put across


Hyponyms: hour hand, little hand, minute hand, big hand, second hand, fist, clenched fist, hooks, meat hooks, maulers, right, right hand, left, left hand, shorthand, stenography, longhand, running hand, cursive, cursive script, calligraphy, penmanship, scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography, bridge hand, poker hand, bidder, bridge partner, contractor, declarer, farmhand, fieldhand, field hand, farm worker, herder, herdsman, drover, ranch hand, stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostler, give, slip, sneak, deal, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, deliver, render, release, relinquish, resign, free, give up, entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit, leave


Part Meronyms: timepiece, timekeeper, arm, homo, man, human being, human


Derivational Morphology: paw, pass, reach, pass on, turn over, give, handwrite, conduct, carry on, deal, helping hand, manus, mitt, passage, handing over


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: aangee and hand and matroos and wyster   Albanian: dorë  
Basque: esku   Breton: dorn  
Catalan: busca and   Chinese:  
Danish: hånd   Dutch: hand and matroos and overhandigen and speelhand and wijzer  
Esperanto: doni and mano and matroso and montrilo   Finnish: apumies and käsi and ojentaa and viisari  
French: aiguille and donner and main and matelot   Galician: man  
Georgian: ხელი   German: Hand and Handlanger and reichen and Zeiger  
Greek: χέρι and χαρτιά and δίνω and δείκτης and ναύτης   Hebrew: יד and מחוג  
Hindi: हाथ   Hungarian: kéz  
Ido: manuo   Indonesian: tangan  
Interlingua: donar and flecha and mano   Italian: dare and mano  
Japanese: and and 手札   Korean:  
Kurdish: dest   Latin: manus  
Malay: tangan   Malayalam: കൈ  
Norwegian: hand and viser   Polish: dłoń and ręka and wskazówka  
Portuguese: dar and mão and mão-de-obra and ponteiro   Romanian: mână  
Russian: карты and передавать and рабочий and рука and стрелка   Serbian: šaka  
Slovak: ruka and ručička   Slovene: roka  
Spanish: manecilla and mano and obrero   Swahili: mkono  
Swedish: ge and hand and visare   Tagalog: kamay  
Telugu: చెయ్యి   Turkish: el  
Vietnamese: công nhân and kim and tay and ván and đưa   Welsh: llaw  
Yiddish: האַנט  
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