Synonyms and Antonyms of hand

  1. 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 Synonyms angle, facet, aspect, phase, sideRelated Words 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

  2. 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 Synonyms flank, sideRelated Words outside; face, top; bottom, foot, underbelly, underbody, underpart, underside, undersurface; lee, leeward, windward; left, rightNear Antonyms center, inside, interior, middle, midway

  3. 3 an arrow-shaped piece on a dial or scale for registering information both hands of the clock pointed to 12 Synonyms pointer, index, indicator, needleRelated Words dial, face, gauge (also gage)

  4. 4 one who works for another for wages or a salary the restaurant always hires several more hands for the busy summer season Synonyms employee, hireling, jobholder, retainer, workerRelated Words assistant, cog, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), subordinate, underling, yes-man; drudge, gandy dancer, grub, hack, jobber, laborer, navvy [chiefly British], toiler; nine-to-fiver, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, workingman, workingwoman, workman, workwoman; associate, colleague, coworker; temp, temporaryNear Antonyms boss, superior, supervisorAntonyms employer, gaffer [British]

  5. 5 the form or style of a particular person's writing writes with a flowing, old-fashioned hand Synonyms handwriting, penmanship, scriptRelated Words cacography, hen scratch, hen track, scratch, scrawl, scribble; backhand, copperplate, cursive, print, running hand; autograph, John Hancock, John Henry, signature

  6. 6 usually hands pl  the ability to direct the course of something the final decision is in your hands Synonyms grasp, control(s)Related Words 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, supervisionNear Antonyms helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness

  7. 7 hands pl  the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal I'd like to get my hands on that vintage Cadillac convertible Synonyms control, enjoyment, hands, keepingRelated Words ownership, proprietorship; authority, command, dominion, mastery, power; repossession, retention; claiming, collaring, commandeering, confiscation, procurementNear Antonyms dispossession, relinquishment, surrendering, transferalAntonyms nonpossession

  8. 8 an act or instance of helping the downstairs tenant gave us a hand getting the heavy dresser up the stairs Synonyms abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, help, helping hand, leg up, lift, supportRelated Words advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succorNear Antonyms constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragementAntonyms hindrance

  9. 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 Synonyms ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, expert, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizardRelated Words pro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistressNear Antonyms apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessionalAntonyms amateur, inexpert, nonexpert

  10. 10 a person's name written in their own handwriting often given to indicate awareness or consent the subpoena required a lawyer's hand Synonyms autograph, signature, John HancockRelated Words frank, mark; countersign; endorsement (also indorsement)



Synonyms and Antonyms of hand

  1. 1 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption was happy to hand her grandmother's cookie recipes to the parish ladies to put in their cookbook Synonyms deliver, feed, give, furnish, hand over, provide, supplyRelated Words ply (with); administer, allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; assign, cede, deed, make over, transferNear Antonyms conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, saveAntonyms hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold

  2. 2 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another the clerk handed her the receipt Synonyms buck, pass, hand over, reach, transferRelated Words relay; bear, carry; finger, handle, paw; cede, deliver, give, give up, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield

  3. 3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another handed me her bundles while she fished for her house keys Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, give, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

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