hand hand  /ˈhænd/


  1. (n) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
  2. (n) a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
  3. (n) something written by hand
  4. (n) ability
  5. (n) a position given by its location to the side of an object
  6. (n) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
  7. (n) one of two sides of an issue
  8. (n) a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
  9. (n) a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
  10. (n) a member of the crew of a ship
  11. (n) a card player in a game of bridge
  12. (n) a round of applause to signify approval
  13. (n) terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
  14. (n) physical assistance
  15. (v) place into the hands or custody of
  16. (v) guide or conduct or usher somewhere


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  1. The world's first commercially available bionic hand took many hands many years to develop.
  2. Regardless of the origin, Napoleon brought right-hand traffic to the nations he conquered, including Russia, Switzerland and Germany.
  3. The piano literature for one hand can pretty well be numbered on the fingers of two.


  1. Hand Grenade Found in Checked Baggage at Rochester Airport

    A California man originally from Rochester was stopped by TSA agents at the Greater Rochester International Airport Wednesday after they say he packed a hand grenade inside his checked baggage.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: YNN Rochester

  2. Left Hand Brewing buys land for possible expansion

    Left Hand Brewing Co. recently paid $660,000 for 2.1 acres of land next to its Boston Avenue brewery, with no immediate plans for the property but a belief that it will be needed in the future.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Da'Shawn Hand down to three: Alabama, Florida, Michigan

    Woodbridge junior DL Da'Shawn Hand, considered the top recruit nationally in the Class of 2014, has whittled his top five to three but has serious interest in two additional schools.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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  1. "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist," Mandela said.
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Voice of America

  2. In his letter, Goode said: "When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way."
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Virgil Goode Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "Millions of people worldwide saw it was a blatant double hand ball, not to mention a double offside," Ahern said. "We should put the powers that be in the cozy world of FIFA on the spot and demand a replay."
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Dermot Ahern Source: New York Times

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