Definitions of hand

  1.   a card player in a game of bridge we need a 4th hand for bridge
  2.   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
  3.   place into the hands or custody of Turn the files over to me please He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  4.   physical assistance give me a hand with the chores
  5.   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
  6.   a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece the big hand counts the minutes
  7.   the prehensile extremity of the superior limb he had the hands of a surgeon he extended his mitt
  8.   ability he wanted to try his hand at singing
  9.   one of two sides of an issue on the one hand but on the other hand
  10.   something written by hand she recognized his handwriting his hand was illegible
  11.   a round of applause to signify approval give the little lady a great big hand
  12.   a hired laborer on a farm or ranch the hired hand fixed the railing a ranch hand
  13.   a position given by its location to the side of an object objections were voiced on every hand
  14.   a member of the crew of a ship all hands on deck
  15.   a unit of length equal to 4 inches used in measuring horses the horse stood 20 hands
  16.   guide or conduct or usher somewhere hand the elderly lady into the taxi
  17.   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
  18.   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
  19.   That which resembles or to some extent performs the office of a human hand
  20.   A limb of certain animals as the foot of a hawk or any one of the four extremities of a monkey
  21.   An index or pointer on a dial as the hour or minute hand of a clock
  22.   Side part direction either right or left
  23.   Power of performance means of execution ability skill dexterity
  24.   Actual performance deed act workmanship agency hence manner of performance
  25.   An agent a servant or laborer a workman trained or competent for special service or duty a performer more or less skillful as a deck hand a farm hand an old hand at speaking
  26.   Handwriting style of penmanship as a good bad or running hand Hence a signature
  27.   Agency in transmission from one person to another as to buy at first hand that is from the producer or when new at second hand that is when no longer in the producer's hand or when not new
  28.   Rate price
  29.   That which is or may be held in a hand at once
  30.   The quota of cards received from the dealer
  31.   A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together
  32.   The small part of a gunstock near the lock which is grasped by the hand in taking aim
  33.   To give pass or transmit with the hand as he handed them the letter
  34.   To lead guide or assist with the hand to conduct as to hand a lady into a carriage
  35.   To manage as I hand my oar
  36.   To seize to lay hands on
  37.   To pledge by the hand to handfast
  38.   To cooperate
  39.   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
  40.   A measure equal to a hand's breadth four inches a palm Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses
  41.   Personal possession ownership hence control direction management usually in the plural
  42.   To furl said of a sail
  43.   The divided and lower part of the human arm connected with the wrist a similar member terminating the fore limb of certain animals something resembling this member in appearance or use a measure of four inches ability or skill right or left side possession style of writing an employee who labors with his hands a sailor cards held a game pledge of betrothal nearness control authority agency of index of any kind turn of a player to serve the ball at tennis etc
  44.   To give or lead with the hand
  45.   Belonging to or used by the hand
  46.   Manus the terminal portion of the upper extremity below the forearm comprising the carpus metacarpus and phalanges
  47.   Extremity of arm below the wrist
  48.   The extremity of the arm below the wrist that which does the duty of a hand by pointing as the hand of a clock the fore foot of a horse a measure of four inches an agent or workman performance power or manner of performing skill possession style of handwriting side direction
  49.   To give with the hand to lead or conduct naut to furl as sails
  50.   HANDER
  51.   The extremity of the arm below the wrist anything which points a workman agency handwriting
  52.   To give with the hand conduct by the hand
  53.   To give pass deliver lead etc with or as with the hand
  54.   The extremity of the arm below the wrist or something like or acting like it
  55.   Dexterity touch performance
  56.   An operative
  57.   Handwriting signature
  58.   A measure four inches
  59.   Possession control
  60.   Side direction
  61.   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
  62.   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
  63.   The broad extremity of the arm below the wrist side part act discipline restraint power agency style of writing a workman cards held in a game
  64.   To give or transmit with the hand to guide or lead by the hand to manage
  65.   Pert to or used by the hand much used as the first element of a compound word

Quotes of hand

  1. My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s I liked scary books – Alejandro Amenabar
  2. My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day – Johnny Carson
  3. The driver of a racing car is a component When I first began I used to grip the steering wheel firmly and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand – Juan Manuel Fangio
  4. Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand – William Feather
  5. Muhammad could take a very good punch He was slick he could move he could hit make you miss good hand speed and combinations and one of the greatest fighters of all time in my opinion – Larry Holmes
  6. Life just doesn't hand you things You have to get out there and make things happen that's the exciting part – Emeril Lagasse
  7. I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you it's governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye – David McCallum
  8. Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm – Pope Paul VI
  9. But on the other hand in the midst of the chaos you find normal people You find people who are willing to risk their lives to tell you what they saw even though they have no dog in the fight – John Pomfret
  10. If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state Indiana wouldn't be here It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement – Ronald Reagan
  11. Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand -in -hand with financial success – Mary Lou Retton
  12. As long as I live I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship Do you know how proud I was I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  13. On the other hand one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces tested in political struggles – Joe Slovo
  14. I was now ordered to have my writings copied and put into the printer's hand – Joanna Southcott
  15. Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand he goes one further and clinches his fist – Kenneth Tynan

Usage examples for hand

  1. Let me give you a hand up I said – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. But I hope his hand will be quite well again long before then – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  3. It was a stungun in the hand of the young man – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  4. Not from your hand said he – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. It was because that speerit do take his hand – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  6. “ I'll get in first said Dion to Rosamund and then you can hand me up Robin – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. Can you write a good hand – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  8. “ I made him take one hand and I the other – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  9. How have you hurt your hand – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  10. In a moment it is in his hand – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  11. Do not hand us out a No ” – Tobogganing On Parnassus by Franklin P. Adams
  12. She let go the hand – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  13. Put out your hand – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  14. “ That's not Margaret's hand – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  15. Madame let me have your hand – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  16. “ I have one in the hand – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  17. She looked at her hand – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  18. Take my hand said he – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  19. I've too much else on hand – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. It is in his hand – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton