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Synonyms for hand

Synonyms for (noun) hand

Synonyms: helping hand, hand Definition: physical assistance Usage: give me a hand with the chores

Similar words: aid, assist, assistance, help Definition: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose Usage: he gave me an assist with the housework; could not walk without assistance; rescue party went to their aid; offered his help in unloading

Synonyms: hand Definition: terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos) Usage: the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting- Springfield (Mass.) Union

Similar words: forepaw Definition: front paw; analogous to the human hand

Synonyms: hand Definition: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece Usage: the big hand counts the minutes

Similar words: pointer Definition: an indicator as on a dial

Synonyms: hand, manus, paw, mitt Definition: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb Usage: he had the hands of a surgeon; he extended his mitt

Similar words: extremity Definition: that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

Synonyms: hand Definition: ability Usage: he wanted to try his hand at singing

Similar words: power, ability Definition: possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done Usage: danger heightened his powers of discrimination

Synonyms: hand Definition: one of two sides of an issue Usage: on the one hand..., but on the other hand...

Similar words: side Definition: an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect) Usage: he was on the heavy side; he is on the purchasing side of the business; it brought out his better side

Synonyms: script, hand, handwriting Definition: something written by hand Usage: she recognized his handwriting; his hand was illegible

Similar words: writing Definition: letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language Usage: he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show; the doctor's writing was illegible

Synonyms: hand Definition: a round of applause to signify approval Usage: give the little lady a great big hand

Similar words: applause, hand clapping, clapping Definition: a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

Synonyms: deal, hand Definition: the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time Usage: I didn't hold a good hand all evening; he kept trying to see my hand

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonyms: hand Definition: a position given by its location to the side of an object Usage: objections were voiced on every hand

Similar words: side Definition: a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location Usage: they always sat on the right side of the church; he never left my side

Synonyms: bridge player, hand Definition: a card player in a game of bridge Usage: we need a 4th hand for bridge

Similar words: card player Definition: someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games

Synonyms: hand Definition: a member of the crew of a ship Usage: all hands on deck

Similar words: sailor, crewman Definition: any member of a ship's crew

Synonyms: hired hand, hired man, hand Definition: a hired laborer on a farm or ranch Usage: the hired hand fixed the railing; a ranch hand

Similar words: laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack Definition: someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

Synonyms: hand Definition: a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses Usage: the horse stood 20 hands

Similar words: handbreadth, handsbreadth Definition: any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand

Synonyms for (verb) hand

Synonyms: hand Definition: guide or conduct or usher somewhere Usage: hand the elderly lady into the taxi

Similar words: direct, conduct, guide, lead, take Definition: take somebody somewhere Usage: We lead him to our chief; can you take me to the main entrance?; He conducted us to the palace

Synonyms: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over Definition: place into the hands or custody of Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Similar words: transfer Definition: cause to change ownership Usage: I transferred my stock holdings to my children