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Definition of hand:

  1. A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
  2. A gambling game played by American Indians, consisting of guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or the like, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand.
  3. A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
  4. A measure equal to a hand's breadth, - four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.
  5. Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
  6. Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.
  7. An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.
  8. An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.
  9. Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.
  10. Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; - usually in the plural.
  11. Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
  12. Rate; price.
  13. Side; part; direction, either right or left.
  14. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.
  15. That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
  16. That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand
  17. The quota of cards received from the dealer.
  18. The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
  19. To cooperate.
  20. To furl; - said of a sail.
  21. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
  22. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
  23. To manage; as, I hand my oar.
  24. To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
  25. To seize; to lay hands on.

Synonyms:

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