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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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5 the form or style of a particular person's 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
  • I'd like to get my hands on that vintage Cadillac convertible.
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8 an act or instance of helping
  • The downstairs tenant gave us a hand getting the heavy dresser up the stairs.
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9 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.
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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
  • His parents handed him a number of used household items for his first apartment.
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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
  • Mom handed me her bundles while she fished for her house keys.
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