Advertisement

Definition of "hand" []

  • The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb. (noun)
  • A homologous or similar part in other animals, as the terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates. (noun)
  • A unit of length equal to 4 inches (10.2 centimeters), used especially to specify the height of a horse. (noun)
  • Something suggesting the shape or function of the human hand, especially: (noun)
  • Any of the rotating pointers used as indexes on the face of a mechanical clock. (noun)
  • The prehensile part of the body at the end of the arm, consisting of a thumb, four fingers, and a palm (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The bones of this part (noun)
  • The corresponding or similar part in animals (noun)
  • Something resembling this in shape or function (noun)
  • The cards dealt to one or all players in one round of a card game (noun)
  • A player holding such cards (noun)
  • One round of a card game (noun)
  • Agency or influence (noun)
  • A part in something done (noun)
  • Assistance (noun)
  • A pointer on a dial, indicator, or gauge, esp on a clock (noun)
  • Acceptance or pledge of partnership, as in marriage (noun)
  • A position or direction indicated by its location to the side of an object or the observer (noun)
  • A contrastive aspect, condition, etc (in the phrases on the one hand, on the other hand) (noun)
  • (preceded by an ordinal number) source or origin (noun)
  • A person, esp one who creates something (noun)
  • A labourer or manual worker (noun)
  • A member of a ship's crew (noun)
  • A person's handwriting (noun)
  • A round of applause (noun)
  • Ability or skill (noun)
  • A manner or characteristic way of doing something (noun)
  • A unit of length measurement equalling four inches, used for measuring the height of horses, usually from the front hoof to the withers (noun)
  • A cluster or bundle, esp of bananas (noun)
  • A shoulder of pork (noun)
  • One of the two possible mirror-image forms of an asymmetric object, such as the direction of the helix in a screw thread (noun)
  • Of or involving the hand (noun)
  • Made to be carried in or worn on the hand (noun)
  • Operated by hand (noun)
  • Made by hand rather than by a machine (noun)
  • To transmit or offer by the hand or hands (verb)
  • To help or lead with the hand (verb)
  • To furl (a sail) (verb)

www.Collinsdictionary.com (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hand" in a sentence
  • "On the one hand, there\'s Obama\'s \ "open hand\" approach that rewards the unclenched fist with a handshake."
  • "“Raise your hand if you thought that Tigh and Adama were going to kiss each other when they were hugging over the death of Liam.” *raises hand* That had me hysterically laughing in my hotel room."
  • "So I introduced myself and shook his hand * sniffs hand* and he actually repeated my name * sigh* and I thought I really was going to faint!"