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hand

hand

 
pronunciation:
haend
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
on hand, hand down, hand over
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part on the end of the human arm, used for grasping or holding.
 
synonyms:
mitt, paw
similar words:
duke, extremity, fist
definition 2: something resembling a hand.
similar words:
appendage, claw, paw
definition 3: a worker or laborer.
a hired hand
synonyms:
laborer, worker
similar words:
employee, help, helper, menial, servant, workman
definition 4: the pointer of a clock or dial.
synonyms:
pointer
similar words:
dial, indicator, needle
definition 5: one's handwriting.
a legible hand
synonyms:
calligraphy, chirography, handwriting, penmanship
similar words:
longhand, scratch, scrawl, scribble, script, writing
definition 6: the cards dealt to each player in a card game.
 
similar words:
cards, deal
definition 7: help; assistance.
synonyms:
aid, assistance, help
similar words:
assist, boost, relief, support
definition 8: a pledge of marriage.
synonyms:
betrothal
similar words:
marriage, matrimony, wedlock
definition 9: a role or share in controlling or directing something.
synonyms:
part, role, share
similar words:
element, factor, force
definition 10: skill; ability.
a fine hand at composing
synonyms:
ability, aptitude, talent
similar words:
skill
definition 11: side or direction.
people on either hand
synonyms:
side
similar words:
direction, face, position
definition 12: a round of applause.
synonyms:
applause, clapping
similar words:
ovation
phrase: on hand
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: handed, handing, hands
definition 1: to give or pass to someone, usu. with the hand.
synonyms:
give, pass
similar words:
bestow, deliver, fork over, present, surrender
definition 2: to guide or help with the hand.
similar words:
aid, assist, guide, help
phrase: hand down
phrase: hand over
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: produced or done with the hands, as opposed to with a machine.
synonyms:
manual
definition 2: suited for carrying in the hand.
synonyms:
portable
similar words:
compact, pocket
definition 3: controlled or operated by the hand.
a hand brake
synonyms:
manual
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