Hands — synonyms, definition

1. hands (Noun)

15 synonyms
Deals bridge player* custody handwritings helping hand* hired hand* hired man* manpower manuses men mitts paws scripts work force workforce
16 definitions

hands (Noun) — (with 'in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child. ex. "my fate is in your hands" ex. "too much power in the president's hands"

hands (Noun) — The force of workers available.

hands (Noun) — The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb. ex. "he had the hands of a surgeon"

hands (Noun) — A hired labourer on a farm or ranch. ex. "the hired hand fixed the railing" ex. "a ranch hand"

hands (Noun) — Something written by hand. ex. "his hand was illegible"

hands (Noun) — Ability. ex. "he wanted to try his hand at singing"

hands (Noun) — A position given by its location to the side of an object. ex. "objections were voiced on every hand"

hands (Noun) — The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time. ex. "he kept trying to see my hand" ex. "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"

hands (Noun) — One of two sides of an issue. ex. "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."

hands (Noun) — A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece. ex. "the big hand counts the minutes"

hands (Noun) — A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses. ex. "the horse stood 20 hands"

hands (Noun) — A member of the crew of a ship. ex. "all hands on deck"

hands (Noun) — A card player in a game of bridge. ex. "we need a 4th hand for bridge"

hands (Noun) — A round of applause to signify approval. ex. "give the little lady a great big hand"

hands (Noun) — Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos). ex. "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"

hands (Noun) — Physical assistance. ex. "give me a hand with the chores"

33 types of
abilities accumulations aggregations aids applauses assemblages assistances assists card player* clappings collections crewmen extremities force forepaws guardianship hand clapping* handbreadths handsbreadths helps • • •
52 types
bidders big hand* bridge hand* bridge partner* cacographies calligraphies chirographies clenched fist* complement contractors cursive script* cursives declarers drovers farm worker* farmhands field hand* fieldhands fists full complement • • •
18 parts
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8 parts of
arms homos horologes human being* humans men timekeepers timepieces
1 topic

2. hands (Verb)

5 synonyms
gives passes passes on reaches turns over
2 definitions

hands (Verb) — Place into the hands or custody of. ex. "hand me the spoon, please"

hands (Verb) — Guide, conduct or usher somewhere. ex. "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

6 types of
conducts directs guides leads takes transfers
22 types
Deals commits confides delivers entrusts forks out forks over forks up frees gives gives up hands over intrusts leaves releases relinquishes renders resigns slips sneaks • • •
3 see also
hand down hand out hand over