1. The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb (synset 105572223)
    "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
  2. A hired laborer on a farm or ranch (synset 110196310)
    "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
  3. Something written by hand (synset 106415036)
    "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
  4. Ability (synset 105645810)
    "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
  5. A position given by its location to the side of an object (synset 108667732)
    "objections were voiced on every hand"
  6. The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time (synset 107973501)
    "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
  7. One of two sides of an issue (synset 105861538)
    "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  8. A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece (synset 103487606)
    "the big hand counts the minutes"
  9. A unit of length equal to 4 inches;
    Used in measuring horses (synset 113675711)
    "the horse stood 20 hands"
  10. A member of the crew of a ship (synset 110178099)
    "all hands on deck"
  11. A card player in a game of bridge (synset 109894819)
    "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
  12. A round of applause to signify approval (synset 106704983)
    "give the little lady a great big hand"
  13. Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos) (synset 102442881)
    "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"
  14. Physical assistance (synset 101210950)
    "give me a hand with the chores"
  1. Place into the hands or custody of (synset 202235554)
    "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  2. Guide or conduct or usher somewhere (synset 202004165)
    "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

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