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Meaning of hand

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  hand
      n 1: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had
           the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt" [syn:
           {hand}, {manus}, {mitt}, {paw}]
      2: a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the
         railing"; "a ranch hand" [syn: {hired hand}, {hand}, {hired
         man}]
      3: something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting";
         "his hand was illegible" [syn: {handwriting}, {hand},
         {script}]
      4: ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
      5: a position given by its location to the side of an object;
         "objections were voiced on every hand"
      6: 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" [syn: {hand}, {deal}]
      7: one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the
         other hand..."
      8: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand
         counts the minutes"
      9: a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses;
         "the horse stood 20 hands"
      10: a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
      11: a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for
          bridge" [syn: {bridge player}, {hand}]
      12: a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little
          lady a great big hand"
      13: 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
      14: physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores" [syn:
          {hand}, {helping hand}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {pass}, {hand},
           {reach}, {pass on}, {turn over}, {give}]
      2: guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady
         into the taxi"


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