Synonyms and Antonyms of hand
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.
air, appearance, character, color, complexion, condition, face, look, semblance, shape, state, visage
period, stage, step
outlook, perspective, position, posture, shoes, slant, stance, standpoint, view, viewpoint
interpretation, reading, rendering, translation, version
article, case, component, count, detail, dimension, element, factor, instance, item, matter, part, particular, point, regard, respect
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
bottom, foot, underbelly, underbody, underpart, underside, undersurface
lee, leeward, windward
an arrow-shaped piece on a dial or scale for registering information
- Both hands of the clock pointed to 12.
one who works for another for wages or a salary
- The restaurant always hires several more hands for the busy summer season.
assistant, cog, flunky (also flunkey), subordinate, underling, yes-man
drudge, grub, hack, jobber, laborer, toiler
nine-to-fiver, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, workingman, workingwoman, workman, workwoman
associate, colleague, coworker
the form or style of a particular person's writing
- writes with a flowing, old-fashioned hand
usually hands plural
the ability to direct the course of something
- The final decision is in your hands.
clutch, grip, hold, mastery
arm, command, dominion, helm, sway
authority, domination, jurisdiction, might, power
administration, direction, governance, government, guidance, management, operation, oversight, regulation, running, superintendence, supervision
the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal
- I'd like to get my hands on that vintage Cadillac convertible.
authority, command, dominion, mastery, power
claiming, collaring, commandeering, confiscation, procurement
an act or instance of helping
- The downstairs tenant gave us a hand getting the heavy dresser up the stairs.
abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, help, helping hand, leg up, lift, support
advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance
benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship
advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring
attendance, attention, hand-holding, service
assuagement, palliation, relief, succor
a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
- Once she got her own business, the young woman showed that she was quite a hand at making money.
ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), expert, fiend, geek, guru, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), past master, scholar, shark, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
consultant, hired gun, specialist
addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan
jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man
a person's name written in their own handwriting often given to indicate awareness or consent
- The subpoena required a lawyer's hand.