in the hollow of one's hand

Definition of in the hollow of one's hand

  1. :  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

  1. :  an unfilled space :  cavity, hole

    :  a depressed or low part of a surface

    :  a small valley or basin

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

    :  having an unfilled or hollowed-out space within

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

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

    :  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

    :  completely, thoroughly

  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

    :  the forelimb segment (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

    :  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

    :  to deal with

    :  furl

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