hand

phonetic symbol: / hǽnd / 

hand - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ physical assistance
e.g.)
・give me a hand with the chores
helping hand

[ noun ]
■ terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
e.g.)
・the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting

[ noun ]
■ a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
e.g.)
・the big hand counts the minutes

[ noun ]
■ the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
e.g.)
・he had the hands of a surgeon
manus , mitt , paw

[ noun ]
■ ability
e.g.)
・he wanted to try his hand at singing

[ noun ]
■ one of two sides of an issue
e.g.)
・on the one hand..., but on the other hand...

[ noun ]
■ something written by hand
e.g.)
・she recognized his handwriting
・his hand was illegible
handwriting , script

[ noun ]
■ a round of applause to signify approval
e.g.)
・give the little lady a great big hand

[ noun ]
■ the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
e.g.)
・I didn't hold a good hand all evening
・he kept trying to see my hand
deal

[ noun ]
■ a position given by its location to the side of an object
e.g.)
・objections were voiced on every hand

[ noun ]
■ a card player in a game of bridge
e.g.)
・we need a 4th hand for bridge
bridge player

[ noun ]
■ a member of the crew of a ship
e.g.)
・all hands on deck

[ noun ]
■ a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
e.g.)
・the hired hand fixed the railing
・a ranch hand
hired hand , hired man

[ noun ]
■ a unit of length equal to 4 inches
■ used in measuring horses
e.g.)
・the horse stood 20 hands

[ verb ]
■ guide or conduct or usher somewhere
e.g.)
・hand the elderly lady into the taxi

[ verb ]
■ place into the hands or custody of
e.g.)
・hand me the spoon, please
give , pass , pass on , reach , turn over

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