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hand

noun

1 hand

The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb:
— He had the hands of a surgeon.

synonyms: manus, mitt, paw.

Roget 372: man, mankind; human race, human species, human kind, human nature; humanity, mortality, flesh, generation.    [Science of man] anthropology, anthropogeny, ... show more

Roget 631: instrumentality; aid etc. 707; subservience, subserviency; mediation, intervention, medium, intermedium, vehicle, hand; agency etc. ... show more

Roget 690: doer, actor, agent, performer, perpetrator, operator; executor, executrix; practitioner, worker, stager.    bee, ant, working bee, ... show more

Roget 379: touch; tact, taction, tactility; feeling; palpation, palpability; contrectation; manipulation; massage.    [Organ of touch] hand, finger, forefinger, ... show more

Roget 236: laterality; side, flank, quarter, lee; hand; cheek, jowl, jole, wing; profile; temple, parietes [Lat.], loin, ... show more

Roget 200: length, longitude, span; mileage; distance etc. 196.    line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius.    ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 781: retention; retaining etc. v.; keep, detention, custody; tenacity, firm hold, grasp, gripe, grip, iron grip.    ... show more

Dutch: fik, fikken, hand, klauw, klauwen, klavier, klavieren, kluif, knijper, poot ... show more
Polish: dłoń, ręka



2 hand

A hired laborer on a farm or ranch:
— The hired hand fixed the railing.
— A ranch hand.

synonyms: hired hand, hired man.

Dutch: boerenknecht
Polish: pracownik rolny

3 hand

Something written by hand:
— She recognized his handwriting.
— His hand was illegible.

synonyms: handwriting, script.

Roget 590: writing etc. v.; chirography, stelography, cerography; penmanship, craftmanship; quill driving; typewriting.    writing, manuscript, MS.   , literae scriptae [Lat.]; ... show more

Dutch: hand, handschrift, poot
Polish: charakter pisma, dukt, pismo

4 hand

Ability.

5 hand

A position given by its location to the side of an object.

6 hand

The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time:
— I didn't hold a good hand all evening.
— He kept trying to see my hand.

synonym: deal.

Dutch: speelhand, kaart

7 hand

One of two sides of an issue.

8 hand

A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.

Polish: wskazówka

9 hand

A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.

Polish: dłoń

10 hand

A member of the crew of a ship.

11 hand

A card player in a game of bridge:
— We need a 4th hand for bridge.

synonym: bridge player.

Polish: bridżysta, brydżowiec, brydżysta

12 hand

A round of applause to signify approval.

13 hand

Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos).

14 hand

Physical assistance:
— Give me a hand with the chores.

synonym: helping hand.

Dutch: handelsakkoord

verb

1 hand

Place into the hands or custody of:
— Hand me the spoon, please.

synonyms: give, pass, pass on, reach, turn over.

Roget 783: transfer, convey; alienate, alien; assign; grant etc. (confer) 784; consign; make over, hand over; pass, hand, ... show more

Roget 784: deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of; hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over; assign dower.    present, give away, dispense, dispose of; ... show more

2 hand

Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.


adverb

Roget 30: in return, in consideration; but, however, yet, still, notwithstanding; nevertheless, nathless, none the less; although, though; albeit, howbeit; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Adamite, John Hancock, X, abalienate, accessible, acclaim, acclamation, accomplished fact, accomplishment, ace, achievement, act, acta, action, administration, adventure, agency, aid, alien, alienate ... show more.

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