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Main Entry: 1hand
Function: noun 1 a: the free end part of the arm or forelimb when used (as in human beings) for handling, grasping, and holding b: any of various bodily parts (as the hind foot of an ape or the pincers of a crab) that are like the hand in structure or function 2: something resembling a hand: as a: a pointer on a dial b: a figure of a hand with index finger extended to point something out c: a bunch of bananas 3: personal possession : CONTROL <in the hands of the enemy> 4 a: 1SIDE 2, direction <fighting on either hand> b: a side or point of view in an issue or argument <on the one hand, we can declare a tie, or on the other hand, keep playing> 5: a pledge especially of marriage <asked for her hand> 6: HANDWRITING 2 7: SKILL 1, ability <try one's hand at chess> 8 a: assistance or help involving physical effort <lend a hand> b: a part or share in doing something <take a hand in the work> 9: a unit of measure equal to 4 inches (about 10.2 centimeters) used especially for the height of horses 10: a round of applause <give him a hand> 11 a: the cards or pieces held by a player in a game b: a single round in a game 12 a: one who performs or produces a work <two portraits by the same hand> b: a hired worker c: a member of a ship's crew <all hands on deck> d: one skilled in a particular activity or field <an old hand at foreign affairs> 13: WORKMANSHIP 2 <the hand of a master> - at hand: near in time or place : within reach <use whatever ingredients are at hand> - by hand: with the hands - in hand 1: in one's possession or control <had matters well in hand> <with money in hand> 2: in preparation - on hand 1: in present possession <always kept snacks on hand> 2: in attendance : PRESENT - on one's hands: in one's possession or care <too much time on my hands> - out of hand: out of control <a crowded meeting that got out of hand> - out of one's hands: out of one's control