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(noun, verb)


There are 16 meanings of the word Hand.

How to pronounce hand:


Hand - as a noun

The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

Example: "He had the hands of a surgeon"

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A hired laborer on a farm or ranch

Example: "The hired hand fixed the railing"

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hired handhired man
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jack17laborer9labourer10manual laborer
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Something written by hand

Example: "She recognized his handwriting"

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Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"

A position given by its location to the side of an object

Example: "Objections were voiced on every hand"

The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

Example: "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"

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One of two sides of an issue

Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."

A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece

Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"

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A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses

Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"

A member of the crew of a ship

Example: "All hands on deck"

A card player in a game of bridge

Example: "We need a 4th hand for bridge"

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bridge player
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card player
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A round of applause to signify approval

Example: "Give the little lady a great big hand"

Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)

Example: "The kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"

Physical assistance

Example: "Give me a hand with the chores"

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helping hand

Hand - as a verb

Place into the hands or custody of

Example: "Hand me the spoon, please"

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give8pass6pass onreach10turn over
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Guide or conduct or usher somewhere

Example: "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

Example Sentences

"He handed me a hot cup of coffee."
"Can you hand me the remote control?"
"She handed over her keys to the valet."
"The teacher handed out the test papers to the students."
"Please hand in your assignment before leaving."
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Word Game Points

Is HAND a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, hand is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

HAND has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is HAND a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, hand is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
HAND has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is HAND a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, hand is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
HAND has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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