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Handballingnoun

The act of inserting a hand into a partner's anus.

Handnoun

The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals.

‘Her hands are really strong.’;

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That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand.

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A limb of certain animals, such as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.

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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.

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In linear measurement:

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Handnoun

Four inches, a hand's breadth.

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(obsolete) Three inches.

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A side; part, camp; direction, either right or left.

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Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.

Handnoun

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.

‘an old hand at speaking;’; ‘large farms need many farm hands’;

Handnoun

An instance of helping.

‘Bob gave Alice a hand to move the furniture.’;

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Handnoun

Handwriting; style of penmanship.

‘a good hand’;

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A person's autograph or signature.

‘Given under my Hand and Seal of the State this 1st Day of January, 2010.’;

Handnoun

Personal possession; ownership.

Handnoun

Management, domain, control.

‘in safe hands;’; ‘in good hands;’; ‘He lost his job when the factory changed hands.’; ‘With the business back in the founder's hands, there is new hope for the company.’; ‘With John in charge of the project, it's in good hands.’;

Handnoun

That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once.

Handnoun

(card games) The set of cards held by a player.

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Handnoun

(tobacco manufacturing) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.

Handnoun

(collective) The collective noun for a bunch of bananas.

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Applause.

‘Give him a hand.’;

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(historical) A Native American gambling game, involving guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or similar, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand.

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(firearms) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.

Handnoun

A whole rhizome of ginger.

Handnoun

The feel of a fabric; the impression or quality of the fabric as judged qualitatively by the sense of touch.

‘This fabric has a smooth, soft hand.’;

Handnoun

(archaic) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.

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(archaic) Agency in transmission from one person to another.

‘to buy at first hand (from the producer, or when new);’; ‘to buy at second hand (when no longer in the producer’s hand, or when not new);’; ‘It's not a rumor. I heard it at first hand.’;

Handnoun

(obsolete) Rate; price.

Handverb

(transitive) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand, literally or figuratively.

‘He handed them the letter.’; ‘She handed responsibility over to her deputy.’;

Handverb

(transitive) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct.

‘to hand a lady into a carriage’;

Handverb

To manage.

Handverb

To seize; to lay hands on.

Handverb

To pledge by the hand; to handfast.

Handverb

To furl.

Handverb

To cooperate.

Handnoun

That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.

Handnoun

That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand

Handnoun

A measure equal to a hand's breadth, - four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.

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Side; part; direction, either right or left.

‘On this hand and that hand, were hangings.’; ‘The Protestants were then on the winning hand.’;

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Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.

‘He had a great mind to try his hand at a Spectator.’;

Handnoun

Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.

‘To change the hand in carrying on the war.’; ‘Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by my hand.’;

Handnoun

An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.

‘A dictionary containing a natural history requires too many hands, as well as too much time, ever to be hoped for.’; ‘I was always reckoned a lively hand at a simile.’;

Handnoun

Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad, or running hand. Hence, a signature.

‘I say she never did invent this letter;This is a man's invention and his hand.’; ‘Some writs require a judge's hand.’;

Handnoun

Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; - usually in the plural.

‘Albinus . . . found means to keep in his hands the government of Britain.’;

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Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.

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Rate; price.

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That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once

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The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.

Handnoun

A gambling game played by American Indians, consisting of guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or the like, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand.

Handverb

To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.

Handverb

To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.

Handverb

To manage; as, I hand my oar.

Handverb

To seize; to lay hands on.

Handverb

To pledge by the hand; to handfast.

Handverb

To furl; - said of a sail.

Handverb

To coöperate.

Handnoun

the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb;

‘he had the hands of a surgeon’; ‘he extended his mitt’;

Handnoun

a hired laborer on a farm or ranch;

‘the hired hand fixed the railing’; ‘a ranch hand’;

Handnoun

something written by hand;

‘she recognized his handwriting’; ‘his hand was illegible’;

Handnoun

ability;

‘he wanted to try his hand at singing’;

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a position given by its location to the side of an object;

‘objections were voiced on every hand’;

Handnoun

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’;

Handnoun

one of two sides of an issue;

‘on the one hand..., but on the other hand...’;

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a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece;

‘the big hand counts the minutes’;

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a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;

‘the horse stood 20 hands’;

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a member of the crew of a ship;

‘all hands on deck’;

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a card player in a game of bridge;

‘we need a 4th hand for bridge’;

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a round of applause to signify approval;

‘give the little lady a great big hand’;

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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’;

Handnoun

physical assistance;

‘give me a hand with the chores’;

Handverb

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’;

Handverb

guide or conduct or usher somewhere;

‘hand the elderly lady into the taxi’;

Handnoun

the end part of a person's arm beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers, and thumb

‘the palm of her hand’; ‘he was leading her by the hand’;

Handnoun

a prehensile organ resembling the hand and forming the end part of a limb of various mammals, such as that on all four limbs of a monkey.

Handnoun

a person's arm, including the hand

‘that dog bite me on mi hand, right below the elbow’;

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operated by or held in the hand

‘hand luggage’;

Handnoun

done or made manually rather than by machine

‘hand signals’; ‘a hand-stitched quilt’;

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a round of applause

‘his fans gave him a big hand’;

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a person's handwriting

‘he inscribed the statement in a bold hand’;

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a pledge of marriage by a woman

‘he wrote to request the hand of her daughter in marriage’;

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a pointer on a clock or watch indicating the passing of units of time

‘the second hand’;

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used in reference to the power to direct something

‘the day-to-day running of the house was in her hands’; ‘they are taking the law into their own hands’;

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an active role in achieving or influencing something

‘he had a big hand in organizing the event’;

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help in doing something

‘do you need a hand?’;

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a person's workmanship, especially in artistic work

‘his idiosyncratic hand’;

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a person who does something to a specified standard

‘I'm a great hand at inventing’;

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a person who engages in manual labour, especially in a factory, on a farm, or on board a ship

‘a factory hand’; ‘the ship was lost with all hands’;

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the set of cards dealt to a player in a card game

‘the situation does not give them a strong hand at the negotiating table’; ‘he's got a good hand’;

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a round or short spell of play in a card game

‘they played a hand of whist’;

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the cards held by a declarer as opposed to those in the dummy

‘declarer won in hand and led ♣J’;

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a unit of measurement of a horse's height, equal to 4 inches (10.16 cm).

Handnoun

a bunch of bananas

‘mottled hands of bananas’;

Handnoun

a forehock of pork.

Handverb

pick (something) up and give it to (someone)

‘I handed the trowel back to him’; ‘he handed each man a glass’;

Handverb

make (abusive, untrue, or otherwise objectionable remarks) to (someone)

‘all the yarns she'd been handing me’;

Handverb

hold the hand of (someone) in order to guide them in a specified direction

‘he handed them into the carriage’;

Handverb

take in or furl (a sail)

‘hand in the main!’;

Hand

A hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered appendage located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs. A few other vertebrates such as the koala (which has two opposable thumbs on each and fingerprints extremely similar to human fingerprints) are often described as having instead of paws on their front limbs.

‘hand’; ‘hands’;

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