Associations to the word «Hand»

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HAND, noun. The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals.
HAND, noun. (heading) That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand.
HAND, noun. A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
HAND, noun. An index or pointer on a dial; such as the hour and minute hands on the face of an analog clock, which are used to indicate the time of day.
HAND, noun. (heading) In linear measurement:
HAND, noun. (chiefly in measuring the height of horses) Four inches, a hand's breadth.
HAND, noun. (obsolete) Three inches.
HAND, noun. A side; part, camp; direction, either right or left.
HAND, noun. Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
HAND, noun. An agent; a servant, or manual laborer, especially in compounds; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful.
HAND, noun. An instance of helping.
HAND, noun. Handwriting; style of penmanship.
HAND, noun. A person's signature.
HAND, noun. Personal possession; ownership.
HAND, noun. (usually in the plural) (hands) Management, domain, control.
HAND, noun. (heading) That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once.
HAND, noun. (gaming) (chiefly card games) The set of cards held by a player.
HAND, noun. (tobacco manufacturing) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
HAND, noun. The collective noun for a bunch of bananas.
HAND, noun. Applause.
HAND, noun. (historical) A Native American gambling game, involving guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or similar, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand.
HAND, noun. (firearms) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
HAND, noun. A whole rhizome of ginger.
HAND, noun. The feel of a fabric; the impression or quality of the fabric as judged qualitatively by the sense of touch.
HAND, noun. (archaic) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
HAND, noun. (archaic) Agency in transmission from one person to another.
HAND, noun. (obsolete) Rate; price.
HAND, verb. (transitive) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand, literally or figuratively.
HAND, verb. (transitive) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct.
HAND, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To manage.
HAND, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To seize; to lay hands on.
HAND, verb. (transitive) (rare) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
HAND, verb. (transitive) (nautical) (said of a sail) To furl.
HAND, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To cooperate.
HAND AND FOOT, noun. A card game, similar to canasta, using two packs of cards
HAND ANTISEPTIC, noun. Alternative form of hand sanitizer
HAND AXE, noun. A stone tool make by flaking to produce an edge, used without a handle.
HAND AXES, noun. Plural of hand axe
HAND BALL, noun. Alternative spelling of handball
HAND BALLS, noun. Plural of hand ball
HAND BIKE, noun. Alternative form of handbike
HAND BILL, noun. Alternative spelling of handbill
HAND BILLS, noun. Plural of hand bill
HAND BRAKE, noun. Alternative spelling of handbrake
HAND BRAKES, noun. Plural of hand brake
HAND BRIDGE, noun. (billiards) a player's front hand formed to position their cue while making a shot
HAND CARD, noun. Either of a pair of paddles used to brush wool in a carding process.
HAND CARDS, noun. Plural of hand card
HAND CART, noun. Alternative form of handcart
HAND DIRECTOR, noun. An instrument to aid in forming a good position of the hands and arms when playing the piano.
HAND DOWN, verb. To transmit in succession, as from father to son, or from predecessor to successor.
HAND DOWN, verb. To deliver (the decision of a court, etc.)
HAND DOWN, verb. To forward to the proper officer (the decision of a higher court).
HAND DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To donate (as second hand.)
HAND DRUM, noun. (musical instrument) A drum (membranophone) played with the hand, as opposed to being struck with a drumstick, mallet or other object.
HAND DRUMS, noun. Plural of hand drum
HAND DRYER, noun. An electric device in a restroom to dry hands.
HAND DRYERS, noun. Plural of hand dryer
HAND FAN, noun. A hand-held device designed to be waved back and forth in order to induce airflow for the purpose of cooling the user.
HAND FANS, noun. Plural of hand fan
HAND GEL, noun. Antibacterial gel for the hands
HAND GLASS, noun. A small glazed frame for the protection of plants.
HAND GLASS, noun. A small mirror with a handle.
HAND GRENADE, noun. (military) A small hand-held explosive device designed to be thrown at the enemy.
HAND GRENADE, noun. (archaic) fire grenade (kind of portable fire extinguisher)
HAND GRENADES, noun. Plural of hand grenade
HAND GUIDE, noun. Hand director
HAND HOLES, noun. Plural of hand-hole
HAND IN, verb. (transitive) To give something to a responsible person.
HAND IN GLOVE, adverb. (idiomatic) In very close cooperation.
HAND IN HAND, adverb. Holding or clasping hands.
HAND IN HAND, adverb. (idiomatic) Naturally, ordinarily or predictably together; commonly having a correlation or relationship.
HAND IN HAND, adverb. (obsolete) Just; fair; equitable.
HAND IN ONE'S DINNER PAIL, verb. (informal) To die.
HAND IT TO SOMEONE, verb. (idiomatic) To give somebody credit or praise.
HAND JIVE, noun. A dance associated with the rock and roll and rhythm and blues music of the 1950s, comprising a complicated pattern of hand moves and claps at various parts of the body, following or imitating the percussion instruments.
HAND JOB, noun. An act of masturbation performed by someone else's hand.
HAND JOBS, noun. Plural of hand job
HAND LOG, noun. (nautical) A chip log
HAND MADE, adjective. Alternative form of handmade
HAND MONEY, noun. (obsolete) Money paid in hand to bind a contract; earnest money.
HAND NET, noun. A small net that is equipped with a handle and attached to a rim so that the net forms a pouch. This kind of net is used, eg, for trapping butterflies or individual fish.
HAND NETS, noun. Plural of hand net
HAND OF FATIMA, noun. An apotropaic symbol, in both Jewish and Islamic society, serving as a talisman against the "evil eye".
HAND OF MIRIAM, noun. Alternative form of Hand of Fatima
HAND OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To pass or transfer.
HAND ON A PLATE, verb. (idiomatic) Provide without requiring any effort on the part of the recipient.
HAND OUT, verb. (transitive) to distribute
HAND OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
HAND OVER FIST, adverb. (idiomatic) Quickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money.
HAND OVER HAND, adverb. (nautical) by passing the hands alternately one before or above the other, especially with rope
HAND OVER HAND, adverb. Rapidly
HAND OVER HEAD, adverb. (obsolete) Negligently; rashly; without seeing what one does.
HAND PAY, noun. When a slot attendant or cage gives the player a cash payout, rather than the actual slot machine paying out from the printer with ticket voucher or coin hopper.
HAND PERCUSSION, noun. (musical instrument) Any percussion instrument that can be held in the hand.
HAND PIE, noun. (US) (Southern) A semilunar-shaped pastry with either a sweet or savory filling, formed by placing a dollop of filling onto a circular piece of biscuit-style dough and then folding it over and crimping it shut. They may be baked, fried or deep-fried. A pasty.
HAND PLANT, noun. Alternative form of handplant
HAND PRESS, noun. A printing press operated by hand
HAND PRESSES, noun. Plural of hand press
HAND PUPPET, noun. A puppet operated by the hand, especially one in which the puppeteer's hand occupies and controls the head
HAND PUPPETS, noun. Plural of hand puppet
HAND ROUND, verb. (transitive) To pass something to everyone in a group.
HAND RUNNING, adverb. Consecutively
HAND SALUTE, noun. (military) a position to pay respect to someone or something by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear.
HAND SANITIZER, noun. A particular kind of product used as an alternative to washing the hands with soap and water.
HAND SANITIZERS, noun. Plural of hand sanitizer
HAND SAW, noun. Alternative form of handsaw
HAND SAWS, noun. Plural of hand saw
HAND SHANDIES, noun. Plural of hand shandy
HAND SHANDY, noun. (vulgar) (slang) An act of masturbation.
HAND SOLO, noun. (slang) An act of masturbation involving the manual stimulation of own's own genitals.
HAND SOMEONE HIS HEAD, verb. To kill, especially by beheading.
HAND SOMEONE HIS HEAD, verb. (by extension) To destroy; to defeat utterly.
HAND SOMEONE HIS HEAD ON A PLATE, verb. Alternative form of hand someone his head
HAND SOMEONE HIS HEAD ON A PLATTER, verb. Alternative form of hand someone his head
HAND TAB, noun. (roofing) A method of spot applying asphalt-based adhesive to shingles for securement and wind resistance.
HAND TO MOUTH, adjective. Alternative form of hand-to-mouth
HAND TOOL, noun. A tool powered by human muscle rather than a motor or engine.
HAND TOOLS, noun. Plural of hand tool
HAND TOWEL, noun. A small towel used for drying the hands or face.
HAND TREE, noun. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon, a tree with distinctive red flowers that resemble open human hands.
HAND TRUCK, noun. An L-shaped box-moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to set objects on, flat against the floor when the hand-truck is upright. It makes otherwise bulky and heavy objects easier to move.
HAND TRUCKS, noun. Plural of hand truck
HAND TRUNK, noun. A relatively small piece of hard-sided luggage with hinges and latches.
HAND TRUNKS, noun. Plural of hand trunk
HAND WAVING, noun. (idiomatic) Discussion or argumentation involving approximation, vagueness, educated guessing, or the attempt to explain or excuse vagaries.
HAND WAVY, adjective. Alternative spelling of handwavy
HAND WRINGING, noun. The repeated clasping or squeezing of the hands as a symptom of distress.
HAND WRINGING, noun. A feigned exhibition of distress, usually with implied inaction or vacillating in the face of a dilemma or crisis.
HAND WRINGINGS, noun. Plural of hand wringing

Dictionary definition

HAND, noun. The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt".
HAND, noun. A hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand".
HAND, noun. Something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible".
HAND, noun. Ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing".
HAND, noun. A position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand".
HAND, noun. 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".
HAND, noun. One of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand...".
HAND, noun. A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes".
HAND, noun. A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands".
HAND, noun. A member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck".
HAND, noun. A card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge".
HAND, noun. A round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand".
HAND, noun. Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos); "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union.
HAND, noun. Physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores".
HAND, verb. Place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers".
HAND, verb. Guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi".

Wise words

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