a show of hands

noun phrase

Definition of a show of hands 

: an occurrence in which people put a hand in the air to indicate that they want something, agree with something, etc. Let me see a show of hands: how many people want a piece of cake?

Learn More about a show of hands

Share a show of hands

Dictionary Entries near a show of hands

a shoulder to cry on

ash oven

as how

a show of hands

ashpan

ashpit

ash plain

Statistics for a show of hands

Look-up Popularity

Comments on a show of hands

What made you want to look up a show of hands? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!