"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"
"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