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"
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"