with `in' Guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child:
— My fate is in your hands.
— Too much power in the president's hands.
Polish: kuratela, opieka
The force of workers available.
Dutch: arbeidskracht, arbeidsvolume, mankracht, personeel, personeelsbestand
Polish: siła robocza
Moby thesaurus: administration, authority, claws, clutches, command, control, disposition, domination, dominion, empery, empire, fighting force, firepower, forces, governance, government, grasp, grip, gripe, hand ... show more.
The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb:
— He had the hands of a surgeon.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
Dutch: fik, fikken, hand, klauw, klauwen, klavier, klavieren, kluif, knijper, poot ... show more
Polish: dłoń, ręka
A hired laborer on a farm or ranch:
— The hired hand fixed the railing.
— A ranch hand.
Polish: pracownik rolny
Something written by hand:
— She recognized his handwriting.
— His hand was illegible.
Dutch: hand, handschrift, poot
Polish: charakter pisma, dukt, pismo
A position given by its location to the side of an object.
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.
Dutch: speelhand, kaart
One of two sides of an issue.
A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.
A member of the crew of a ship.
A card player in a game of bridge:
— We need a 4th hand for bridge.
synonym: bridge player.
Polish: bridżysta, brydżowiec, brydżysta
A round of applause to signify approval.
Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos).
— Give me a hand with the chores.
synonym: helping hand.
Place into the hands or custody of:
— Hand me the spoon, please.
Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.
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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