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Definitions of hand:
  • noun:   physical assistance
    Example: "Give me a hand with the chores"
  • noun:   terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
    Example: "The kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting- Springfield (Mass.) Union"
  • noun:   a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
    Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"
  • noun:   the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    Example: "He had the hands of a surgeon"
  • noun:   ability
    Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • noun:   one of two sides of an issue
    Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  • noun:   a round of applause to signify approval
    Example: "Give the little lady a great big hand"
  • noun:   the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
    Example: "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"
  • noun:   a position given by its location to the side of an object
    Example: "Objections were voiced on every hand"
  • noun:   a member of the crew of a ship
    Example: "All hands on deck"
  • noun:   a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
    Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"
  • noun:   something written by hand
    Example: "She recognized his handwriting"
  • noun:   a card player in a game of bridge
    Example: "We need a 4th hand for bridge"
  • noun:   a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    Example: "The hired hand fixed the railing"
  • verb:   guide or conduct or usher somewhere
    Example: "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
  • verb:   place into the hands or custody of
    Example: "Hand me the spoon, please"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 12500 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1463)

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