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Hand 1Definition: 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.
Hand 2Definition: That which
resembles, or to some extent
performs the office of, a human hand
Hand 3Definition: A limb of certain
animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
Hand 4Definition: An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.
Hand 5Definition: Side; part; direction, either right or left.
Hand 6Definition: Power of performance;
means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
Hand 7Definition: Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
Hand 8Definition: 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.
Hand 9Definition: Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.
Hand 10Definition: Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management;
usually in the plural.
Hand 11Definition: Rate; price.
Hand 12Definition: That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
Hand 13Definition: The quota of
cards received from the dealer.
Hand 14Definition: A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
Hand 15Definition: The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is
grasped by the hand in taking aim.
Hand 16Definition: To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
Hand 17Definition: To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
Hand 18Definition: To manage; as, I hand my oar.
Hand 19Definition: To seize; to lay
Hand 20Definition: To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
Hand 21Definition: To furl; said of a sail.
Hand 22Definition: To cooperate.
hand 23Definition: physical assistance; "give me a hand with the
hand 24Definition: terminal part of the forelimb in certain
vertebrates (e.g. apes or
kangaroo''s forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful
five-fingered hands are skilled at
feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union
hand 25Definition: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand
counts the minutes"
hand 26Definition: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
hand 27Definition: ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
hand 28Definition: one of two
sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
hand 29Definition: something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
hand 30Definition: a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
hand 31Definition: 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"
hand 32Definition: a position given by its location to the side of an object;
"objections were voiced on every hand"
hand 33Definition: a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
hand 34Definition: a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
hand 35Definition: a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
hand 36Definition: a unit of length equal to
inches; used in measuring
horses; "the horse stood hands"
hand 37Definition: guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
hand 38Definition: 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