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