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Overview of noun hand

The noun hand has 14 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (215) hand, manus, mitt, paw

(the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt")

2. (5) hired hand, hand, hired man

(a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand")

3. (4) handwriting, hand, script

(something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible")

4. (3) hand

(ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing")

5. (2) hand

(a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand")

6. (1) 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")

7. (1) hand

(one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand...")

8. (1) hand

(a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes")

9. hand

(a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands")

10. hand

(a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck")

11. bridge player, hand

(a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge")

12. hand

(a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand")

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)

14. hand, helping hand

(physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores")


Overview of verb hand

The verb hand has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (25) 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")

2. hand

(guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi")

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