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Plural for the end part of a person's arm beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers, and thumb
“He opened his eyes, looking up to see the woman's hand holding a damp cloth to his face.”
Plural for a person who engages in manual labour, especially in a factory, on a farm, or on board a ship
“She had starred at the wood each morning since she had been hired as a hand on farm at the age of 12.”
Plural for help in doing something
“Bradford's Industrial Museum has been giving a helping hand to a textile archive in Leeds.”
Plural for a person's handwriting
“This manuscript is written in a bold hand, with black ink, and is illuminated with rude portraits of the Evangelists.”
Plural for a round of applause
“What scares me is that many of those who voted for her in the past now think she's insane, and yet she gets a big hand abroad.”
Plural for a pointer on a clock or watch indicating the passing of units of time
“Rotating his body like the hand of a clock, he shuffled around the lamb, examining it from every angle.”
Plural for used in reference to the power to direct something
“It is sobering, in some cases, to see how much the hand of man has altered the face of nature.”
Plural for a certain way in which something appears or may be regarded
“… on the one hand, you would have more storage space in a larger house, but on the other, you would have more rooms to heat.”
Plural for a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
“… once she got her own place, the young woman showed that she was quite a hand at interior decoration.”
Plural for a person's name written in their own handwriting often given to indicate awareness or consent
“… the subpoena required a lawyer's hand.”
“… tall buildings rose on either hand.”
To pass or give by the hand or hands
“I was just about to bend over and pick it up when who should hand it to me but John himself.”
“He handed her down from the coach, and led her into the hail where the company was assembled.”
To be under the hold or grasp of
The state of having, owning, or controlling something
All the people employed by a particular organization
The state of being in someone's power, or of having great power over someone
Workers, especially manual workers, considered collectively
Plural of clutch
The protective care or guardianship of someone or something
The action of possessing and benefiting from something
A group of people working on a ship, aircraft, etc. other than the officers
The right or means to command or control others
Something produced by physical or intellectual effort
Body part
Responsibility for the care or control of someone or something
To furnish with, or cause to be present
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