hand in hand


Definition of hand in hand

1 : with hands clasped (as in intimacy or affection) walking hand in hand
2 : in close association : together The chef works hand in hand with a nutritionist. illness and bad housing go hand in hand— Times Literary Supplement

Examples of hand in hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Lucky for you, pink goes hand in hand with spring decor, so you'll hardly be pressed for viable Easter options. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "The Real Meaning Behind the Colors of Easter," 8 Mar. 2019 The mics go hand in hand with what Facebook calls its Smart Sound technology that's embedded into both Portal devices. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Facebook unveils smart displays, promises not to snoop on your video calls," 8 Oct. 2018 The mutation of monsters from bizarre police reports into emblems of the community seems to go hand in hand with the destruction of small town economies by the forces of globalization and urbanization. Joseph P. Laycock, Smithsonian, "A Search for Mysteries and Monsters in Small Town America," 11 July 2018 Music and politics often go hand in hand, and K-pop is no different. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' Most Political Lyrics: A Guide to Their Social Commentary on South Korean Society," 13 Feb. 2018 Researchers are finding that Alzheimer’s symptoms and the presence of amyloid and tau do not necessarily go hand in hand. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 Allergies and asthma often go hand in hand, with an allergic reaction to a substance triggering asthma symptoms including coughing. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About That Persistent Cough," 7 Apr. 2018 Challenging exercise and sitting down don’t typically go hand in hand. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How to Strengthen Your Core and Lower Body With Box Squats Like Rumer Willis," 24 Jan. 2019 The royal newlyweds can be seen walking through the station hand in hand while surrounded by minders and security. Fox News, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spotted taking public transit to royal event," 27 Sep. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hand in hand.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of hand in hand

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hand in hand

Share hand in hand

Dictionary Entries near hand in hand


hand in

hand in glove

hand in hand




Statistics for hand in hand

Last Updated

16 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for hand in hand

The first known use of hand in hand was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on hand in hand

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with hand in hand

Comments on hand in hand

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


to boil down or concentrate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

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


Love words? Need even more definitions?

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