• Link Centre - Search Engine and Internet Directory

Dictionary definition for: Hand

1. (n) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing" "a ranch hand"

4. (v) guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

5. (n) something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting" "his hand was illegible"

6. (n) ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"

7. (n) a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."

10. (n) a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"

11. (n) a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"

12. (n) a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"

13. (n) a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"

14. (n) a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"

15. (n) 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

16. (n) physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"

WordNet 2.1 Copyright Princeton University. All rights reserved.