Dictionary Results for hands

1. hands - noun

· (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"

Synonym(s): custody

Hypernym(s): guardianship, keeping, safekeeping

2. hands - noun

· the force of workers available

Synonym(s): work_force, workforce, manpower, men

Hypernym(s): force, personnel

3. hand - noun

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

Synonym(s): manus, mitt, paw

Hypernym(s): extremity

4. hand - noun

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

Synonym(s): hired_hand, hired_man

Hypernym(s): laborer, manual_laborer, labourer, jack

5. hand - noun

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

Synonym(s): handwriting, script

Hypernym(s): writing

6. hand - noun

· ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"

Hypernym(s): ability, power

7. hand - noun

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

Hypernym(s): side

8. hand - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): deal

Hypernym(s): collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage

9. hand - noun

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

Hypernym(s): side

10. hand - noun

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

Hypernym(s): pointer

11. hand - noun

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

Hypernym(s): handbreadth, handsbreadth

12. hand - noun

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

Hypernym(s): sailor, crewman

13. hand - noun

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

Synonym(s): bridge_player

Hypernym(s): card_player

14. hand - noun

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

Hypernym(s): applause, hand_clapping, clapping

15. hand - noun

· 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

Hypernym(s): forepaw

16. hand - noun

· physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"

Synonym(s): helping_hand

Hypernym(s): aid, assist, assistance, help

17. hand - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): pass, reach, pass_on, turn_over, give

Hypernym(s): transfer

18. hand - verb

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

Hypernym(s): lead, take, direct, conduct, guide

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