Definitions of "Hand"

The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb. noun

A homologous or similar part in other animals, as the terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates. noun

A unit of length equal to 4 inches (10.2 centimeters), used especially to specify the height of a horse. noun

Something suggesting the shape or function of the human hand, especially. noun

Any of the rotating pointers used as indexes on the face of a mechanical clock. noun

A pointer, as on a gauge or dial. noun

Lateral direction indicated according to the way in which one is facing. noun

A style or individual sample of writing. noun

A signature. noun

The word "Hand" in example sentences

“Raise your hand if you thought that Tigh and Adama were going to kiss each other when they were hugging over the death of Liam.” *raises hand* That had me hysterically laughing in my hotel room. Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock – TV Shows

On the one hand, there\'s Obama\'s \ "open hand\" approach that rewards the unclenched fist with a handshake. John Feffer: Obama's Two-Handed Approach

So I introduced myself and shook his hand * sniffs hand* and he actually repeated my name * sigh* and I thought I really was going to faint! dailycomic Diary Entry

Which is, I think, appropriate to think about here in this town — because here, the highest hopes of mankind work hand ­in ­hand with the deepest cynicism of man. Climate, Poverty and Health~ Opening remarks

Her head and throat and stomach and her hand, her hand, _her hand_ hurt. Analog Science Fiction and Fact

The man is to receive the ring from the priest with the three principal fingers of the right hand; and then, holding the _right hand_ of the bride with his own left hand, he shall say, "With this ring," &c. Notes and Queries, Number 192, July 2, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

Thus: -- sē miscet virīs, _he mingles with the men_; contendis Homērō, _you contend with Homer_; dextrae dextram jungere, _to clasp hand with hand_. New Latin Grammar

I can say that I've never had a moment's uneasiness by (_beating her knee with her hand, stick in left hand_) telling the truth. Mr. Pim Passes By

If, on the other hand -- pshaw! there _is no other hand_ in such a case. Hauntings

-- Comp.nom. sg. sīo swīðre hand (_the right hand_), Beowulf

-- Comp.nom. sg. sió swîðre hand (_the right hand_), 2099; Beowulf

Inventing -- whether steam-engine or improved dust-pan -- that he took on himself to do a little exemplary 'hand work'; got out on that cold St. Alban's road to stuff a fowl with snow and so keep it fresh, and got into his bed and died of the cold in his hands ( 'strenuous _hand_ work' --) before the snow had time to melt. The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

Gentlemen having a leg and spur on each side of the horse to urge and to guide him, should ride without any whip at all if the horse has been subjected to the leg, so as to have the right hand as free for the reins as the left: there should be no such thing as “_a bridle hand_.” Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece or, Common Sense and Common Errors in Common Riding

He, with his own hand, reduced several of the enemy that day to his mercy, whom he delivered to the first gentleman he met, either to kill or to receive them to quarter, _referring that part to another hand_. The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

Now, if you should happen, or anybody you know, to want a _hand_, here is a young man of solid but not brilliant genius, who would turn his hand to the making out dockets, penning a manifesto, or scoring a tally, not the worse (I hope) for knowing Latin and Greek, and having in youth conversed with the philosophers. The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

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