Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hand

14 senses of hand

Sense 1
hand, manus, mitt, paw -- (the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt")
       => extremity -- (that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso)

Sense 2
hired hand, hand, hired man -- (a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand")
       => laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack -- (someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor)

Sense 3
handwriting, hand, script -- (something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible")
       => writing -- (letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible")

Sense 4
hand -- (ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing")
       => ability, power -- (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination")

Sense 5
hand -- (a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand")
       => side -- (a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location; "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side")

Sense 6
hand, deal -- (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")
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 7
hand -- (one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand...")
       => side -- (an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); "he was on the heavy side"; "he is on the purchasing side of the business"; "it brought out his better side")

Sense 8
hand -- (a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes")
       => pointer -- (an indicator as on a dial)

Sense 9
hand -- (a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands")
       => handbreadth, handsbreadth -- (any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand)

Sense 10
hand -- (a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck")
       => sailor, crewman -- (any member of a ship's crew)

Sense 11
bridge player, hand -- (a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge")
       => card player -- (someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games)

Sense 12
hand -- (a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand")
       => applause, hand clapping, clapping -- (a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together)

Sense 13
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)
       => forepaw -- (front paw; analogous to the human hand)

Sense 14
hand, helping hand -- (physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores")
       => aid, assist, assistance, help -- (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hand

2 senses of hand

Sense 1
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (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")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")
          Phrasal Verb-> hand out#1; hand down#1; hand over#1

Sense 2
hand -- (guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi")
       => lead, take, direct, conduct, guide -- (take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

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