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hand

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1 a certain way in which something appears or may be regarded

  • on the one hand, you would have more storage space in a larger house, but on the other, you would have more rooms to heat
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2 a place, space, or direction away from or beyond a central point or line

  • tall buildings rose on either hand
  • nothing but wide open space on either hand
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3 an arrow-shaped piece on a dial or scale for registering information

  • both hands of the clock pointed to 12
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dial, face, gauge (also gage)

4 one who works for another for wages or a salary

  • the restaurant always hires several more hands for the busy summer season
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employer, gaffer [British]

5 the form or style of a particular personʼs writing

  • writes with a flowing, old-fashioned hand
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6 usually hands plural the ability to direct the course of something

  • the final decision is in your hands
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7 hands plural the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal

  • Iʼd like to get my hands on that vintage Cadillac convertible
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9 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field

  • once she got her own place, the young woman showed that she was quite a hand at interior decoration
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10 a person's name written in their own handwriting often given to indicate awareness or consent

  • the subpoena required a lawyer's hand
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1 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption

  • was happy to hand her grandmotherʼs cookie recipes to the parish ladies to put in their cookbook
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2 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another

  • the clerk handed her the receipt
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3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another

  • handed me her bundles while she fished for her house keys
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