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hand

hand

 
pronunciation:
haend
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
on hand, hand down, hand over, hand out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part on the end of the human arm. It is used for grasping or holding.
 
similar words:
duke, extremity, fist
definition 2: a worker.
He worked on the farm as a hired hand.
similar words:
employee, help, servant, workman
definition 3: the pointer of a clock or dial.
The short hand on this watch is pointing toward four.
synonyms:
pointer
similar words:
dial, needle
definition 4: handwriting.
The letter was written in a large hand.
synonyms:
handwriting, penmanship
similar words:
longhand, scratch, scrawl, scribble, script, writing
definition 5: the cards given out to each player in a card game.
My good hand won me the game.
 
similar words:
cards, deal
definition 6: help.
We gave her a hand with the chores.
synonyms:
aid, assistance, help
similar words:
boost, relief, support
definition 7: a promise of marriage.
He asked for her hand over a romantic dinner.
similar words:
marriage
definition 8: a part or share in controlling or directing something.
He had a hand in starting the new business.
synonyms:
part, role, share
similar words:
element, factor, force
definition 9: side or direction.
You will sit at my right hand at dinner.
synonyms:
side
similar words:
direction, face, position
definition 10: a round of applause.
After he sang we all gave him a hand.
synonyms:
applause, clapping
phrase: on hand
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: handed, handing, hands
definition: to give or pass to with the hand.
Please hand me an apple.
synonyms:
give, pass
similar words:
bestow, deliver, fork over, present, surrender
phrase: hand down
phrase: hand over
phrase: hand out
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