Definition of Hand
1. Noun. The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb. "He extended his mitt"
Group relationships: Homo, Human, Human Being, Man, Arm
Terms within: Arteria Digitalis, Digital Arteries, Arteria Metacarpea, Metacarpal Artery, Intercapitular Vein, Vena Intercapitalis, Metacarpal Vein, Vena Metacarpus, Palm, Thenar, Finger, Ball, Metacarpus
Specialized synonyms: Clenched Fist, Fist, Hooks, Maulers, Meat Hooks, Right, Right Hand, Left, Left Hand
Generic synonyms: Extremity
Derivative terms: Paw
2. Verb. Place into the hands or custody of. "They hand the parcel to their parents"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
Specialized synonyms: Give, Slip, Sneak, Deal, Deliver, Fork Out, Fork Over, Fork Up, Hand Over, Render, Turn In, Free, Give Up, Release, Relinquish, Resign, Commit, Confide, Entrust, Intrust, Trust, Entrust, Leave
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Also: Hand Down, Hand Out, Hand Over, Pass On, Pass On, Pass On, Pass On
Derivative terms: Passage
3. Noun. A hired laborer on a farm or ranch. "A ranch hand"
Specialized synonyms: Farm Worker, Farmhand, Field Hand, Fieldhand, Drover, Herder, Herdsman, Ranch Hand, Groom, Hostler, Ostler, Stableboy, Stableman
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
4. Verb. Guide or conduct or usher somewhere. "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
5. Noun. Something written by hand. "His hand was illegible"
Category relationships: Handwriting
Specialized synonyms: Shorthand, Stenography, Tachygraphy, Cursive, Cursive Script, Longhand, Running Hand, Calligraphy, Chirography, Penmanship, Cacography, Scratch, Scrawl, Scribble
Generic synonyms: Writing
Derivative terms: Handwrite, Scriptural
6. Noun. Ability. "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
7. Noun. A position given by its location to the side of an object. "Objections were voiced on every hand"
8. Noun. The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time. "He kept trying to see my hand"
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Terms within: Long Suit
Specialized synonyms: Bridge Hand, Poker Hand
Derivative terms: Deal, Deal, Deal
9. Noun. One of two sides of an issue. "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
10. Noun. A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece. "The big hand counts the minutes"
Generic synonyms: Pointer
Group relationships: Horologe, Timekeeper, Timepiece
11. Noun. A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses. "The horse stood 20 hands"
12. Noun. A member of the crew of a ship. "All hands on deck"
13. Noun. A card player in a game of bridge. "We need a 4th hand for bridge"
Specialized synonyms: Bidder, Bridge Partner, Contractor, Declarer
Generic synonyms: Card Player
14. Noun. A round of applause to signify approval. "Give the little lady a great big hand"
15. Noun. 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"
16. Noun. Physical assistance. "Give me a hand with the chores"
Definition of Hand
1. n. 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.
2. v. t. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
3. v. i. To coöperate.
4. n. 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.
Definition of Hand
1. Initialism. have a nice day ¹
2. Noun. The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals. ¹
3. Noun. That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand; as, ¹
4. Noun. In long measure, two different lengths: ¹
5. Noun. A side; part, camp; direction, either right or left. ¹
6. Noun. Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity. ¹
7. Noun. (archaic) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance. ¹
8. Noun. An agent; a servant, or manual laborer, especially in compounds; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, ¹
9. Noun. An instance of helping. ¹
10. Noun. Handwriting; style of penmanship. ¹
11. Noun. A person's signature. ¹
12. Noun. Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; — usually in the plural. ¹
13. Noun. That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once. ¹
14. Noun. Applause. ¹
15. Noun. Agency in transmission from one person to another. ¹
16. Noun. The feel of a fabric; the impression or quality of the fabric as judged qualitatively by the sense of touch. ¹
17. Noun. (obsolete) Rate; price. ¹
18. Noun. Each of the pointers on the face of an analog clock, which are used to indicate the time of day. ¹
19. Noun. (context: firearms) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim. ¹
20. Noun. The collective noun for a bunch of bananas. ¹
21. Verb. (transitive) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand. ¹
22. Verb. (transitive) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct. ¹
23. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To manage. ¹
24. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To seize; to lay hands on. ¹
25. Verb. (transitive rare) To pledge by the hand; to handfast. ¹
26. Verb. (transitive nautical said of a sail) To furl. ¹
27. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To cooperate. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Hand
1. to present with the hand (the end of the forearm) [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Hand
1. The portion of the upper limb distal to the radiocarpal joint, comprised of the wrist, palm, and fingers. Synonym: manus, main. Origin: A.S. (19 Feb 2000)
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