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hand (n):
physical assistance
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give me a hand with the chores
hand (n):
terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
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the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting
hand (n):
a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
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the big hand counts the minutes
hand (n):
the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
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he had the hands of a surgeon.
he extended his mitt

Related Words: paw
hand (n):
ability
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he wanted to try his hand at singing
hand (n):
one of two sides of an issue
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on the one hand..., but on the other hand...
hand (n):
something written by hand
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she recognized his handwriting.
his hand was illegible

Related Words: writingscript
hand (n):
a round of applause to signify approval
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give the little lady a great big hand
hand (n):
a card player in a game of bridge
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we need a 4th hand for bridge
hand (n):
the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
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I didn't hold a good hand all evening.
he kept trying to see my hand

Related Word: deal
hand (n):
a position given by its location to the side of an object
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objections were voiced on every hand
hand (n):
a member of the crew of a ship
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all hands on deck
hand (n):
a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
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the hired hand fixed the railing.
a ranch hand
hand (n):
a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
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the horse stood 20 hands
hand (v):
guide or conduct or usher somewhere
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hand the elderly lady into the taxi
hand (v):
place into the hands or custody of
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hand me the spoon, please.
Turn the files over to me, please.
He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Related Words: pass
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