Definition of Hand


  • physical assistance
    "give me a hand with the chores"
    - helping hand
  • 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
  • a round of applause to signify approval
    "give the little lady a great big hand"
  • a card player in a game of bridge
    "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
    - bridge player
  • a member of the crew of a ship
    "all hands on deck"
  • a unit of length equal to 4 inches
    used in measuring horses
    "the horse stood 20 hands"
  • a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
    "the big hand counts the minutes"
  • one of two sides of an issue
    "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  • 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"
  • a position given by its location to the side of an object
    "objections were voiced on every hand"
  • ability
    "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • something written by hand
    "she recognized his handwriting"
    "his hand was illegible"
  • a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    "the hired hand fixed the railing"
    "a ranch hand"
    - hired hand - hired man
  • the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    "he had the hands of a surgeon"
    "he extended his mitt"


  • guide or conduct or usher somewhere
    "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
  • 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"
    - pass on - turn over
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Unscramble hand

13 unscramble word found using the letters hand.

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