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hand

 
Noun hand has 14 senses
  1. hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
    --1 is a kind of extremity
    --1 is a part of arm; homo, man, human being, human
    --1 has parts:
     digital arteries, arteria digitalis; metacarpal artery, arteria metacarpea; intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis; metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus; palm, thenar; finger; ball; metacarpus
    --1 has particulars:
     fist, clenched fist; hooks, meat hooks, maulers; right, right hand; left, left hand
    Derived form: verb hand1
  2. hired hand, hand, hired man - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
    --2 is a kind of laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack
    --2 has particulars:
     farmhand, fieldhand, field hand, farm worker; herder, herdsman, drover; ranch hand; stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostler
  3. handwriting, hand, script - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
    --3 is a kind of writing
    --3 has particulars:
     shorthand, stenography; longhand, running hand, cursive, cursive script; calligraphy, penmanship; scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography
  4. hand - ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
    --4 is a kind of
    ability, power
  5. hand - a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand"
    --5 is a kind of
    side
  6. hand, deal - 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"
    --6 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --6 has parts: long suit
    --6 has particulars: bridge hand; poker hand
  7. hand - one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
    --7 is a kind of
    side
  8. hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
    --8 is a kind of
    pointer
    --8 is a part of timepiece, timekeeper
    --8 has particulars:
     hour hand, little hand; minute hand, big hand; second hand
  9. hand - a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"
    --9 is a kind of
    handbreadth, handsbreadth
  10. hand - a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
    --10 is a kind of
    sailor, crewman
  11. bridge player, hand - a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
    --11 is a kind of card player
    --11 has particulars: bidder; bridge partner; contractor, declarer
  12. hand - a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
    --12 is a kind of
    applause, hand clapping, clapping
  13. hand - 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
    --13 is a kind of
    forepaw
  14. hand, helping hand - physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
    --14 is a kind of aid, assist, assistance, help
    Derived form: verb hand2
Verb hand has 2 senses
  1. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give - 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"
    --1 is one way to transfer
    Derived form: noun hand1
    Sample sentences:
    They hand the food to the people
    They hand the people the food
  2. hand - guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
    --2 is one way to
    lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
    Derived form: noun hand14
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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