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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