Definitions for hand

Definitions for (noun) hand

Main entry: helping hand, hand

Definition: physical assistance

Usage: give me a hand with the chores

Main entry: 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

Main entry: hand

Definition: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece

Usage: the big hand counts the minutes

Main entry: hand, manus, paw, mitt

Definition: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

Usage: he had the hands of a surgeon; he extended his mitt

Main entry: hand

Definition: ability

Usage: he wanted to try his hand at singing

Main entry: hand

Definition: one of two sides of an issue

Usage: on the one hand..., but on the other hand...

Main entry: script, hand, handwriting

Definition: something written by hand

Usage: she recognized his handwriting; his hand was illegible

Main entry: hand

Definition: a round of applause to signify approval

Usage: give the little lady a great big hand

Main entry: 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

Main entry: hand

Definition: a position given by its location to the side of an object

Usage: objections were voiced on every hand

Main entry: bridge player, hand

Definition: a card player in a game of bridge

Usage: we need a 4th hand for bridge

Main entry: hand

Definition: a member of the crew of a ship

Usage: all hands on deck

Main entry: hired hand, hired man, hand

Definition: a hired laborer on a farm or ranch

Usage: the hired hand fixed the railing; a ranch hand

Main entry: hand

Definition: a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses

Usage: the horse stood 20 hands

Definitions for (verb) hand

Main entry: hand

Definition: guide or conduct or usher somewhere

Usage: hand the elderly lady into the taxi

Main entry: 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

Visual thesaurus for hand