near at hand

Definition of near at hand

:close enough to reach easily
  • Be sure to have a fire extinguisher near at hand.

Word by Word Definitions

near play
  1. : at, within, or to a short distance or time

  2. : almost, nearly

  3. : in a close or intimate manner : closely

  1. : close to

  1. : not far distant in time, place, or degree

  2. : almost happening : narrowly missed or avoided

  3. : nearly not happening

  1. : approach

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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