in the hollow of one's hand

Definition of in the hollow of one's hand

:in one's palm with the hand curved like a cup
  • I held the bead in the hollow of my hand.

Word by Word Definitions

hollow play
  1. : an unfilled space : cavity, hole

  2. : a depressed or low part of a surface

  1. : having an indentation or inward curve : concave, sunken

  2. : having an unfilled or hollowed-out space within

  3. : lacking in real value, sincerity, or substance : false, meaningless

  1. : to remove the inside of : to make hollow (see 2hollow)

  2. : to form by removing the inside of something : to form by making something hollow

  3. : to become hollow

  1. : so as to have a hollow (see 2hollow 4) sound : in a way that reflects a lack of real value, sincerity, or substance

  2. : completely, thoroughly

hand play
  1. : the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ : the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

  2. : the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

  3. : a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. : with the hands rather than by machine

  1. : to touch or manage with the hands

  2. : furl

  3. : to lead, guide, or assist with the hand


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