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'hand' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'hand'
1. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
he had the hands of a surgeon
2. a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
the hired hand fixed the railing
a ranch hand
3. something written by hand
his hand was illegible
4. ability
he wanted to try his hand at singing
5. a position given by its location to the side of an object
objections were voiced on every hand
6. 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
7. one of two sides of an issue
on the one hand..., but on the other hand...
8. a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
the big hand counts the minutes
9. a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
the horse stood 20 hands
10. a member of the crew of a ship
all hands on deck
11. a card player in a game of bridge
we need a 4th hand for bridge
12. a round of applause to signify approval
give the little lady a great big hand
13. 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
14. physical assistance
give me a hand with the chores

'hand' - used as a verb
15. place into the hands or custody of
hand me the spoon, please
16. guide or conduct or usher somewhere
hand the elderly lady into the taxi

derived forms
1. Hand / Plural
hands
2. Hand / Past
handed
3. Hand / Third Person
hands
4. Hand / Present Participle
handing
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We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.