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hand

  

      n  
1   
a    the prehensile part of the body at the end of the arm, consisting of a thumb, four fingers, and a palm  
b    the bones of this part  
   Related adj       manual  
2    the corresponding or similar part in animals  
3    something resembling this in shape or function  
4   
a    the cards dealt to one or all players in one round of a card game  
b    a player holding such cards  
c    one round of a card game  
5    agency or influence  
the hand of God     
6    a part in something done  
he had a hand in the victory     
7    assistance  
to give someone a hand with his work     
8    a pointer on a dial, indicator, or gauge, esp. on a clock  
the minute hand     
9    acceptance or pledge of partnership, as in marriage  
he asked for her hand, he gave me his hand on the merger     
10    a position or direction indicated by its location to the side of an object or the observer  
on the right hand, on every hand     
11    a contrastive aspect, condition, etc. (in the phrases on the one hand, on the other hand)  
12    (preceded by an ordinal number) source or origin  
a story heard at third hand     
13    a person, esp. one who creates something  
a good hand at painting     
14    a labourer or manual worker  
we've just taken on a new hand at the farm     
15    a member of a ship's crew  
all hands on deck     
16      (Printing)      another name for       index       9  
17    a person's handwriting  
the letter was in his own hand     
18    a round of applause  
give him a hand     
19    ability or skill  
a hand for woodwork     
20    a manner or characteristic way of doing something  
the hand of a master     
21    a unit of length measurement equalling four inches, used for measuring the height of horses, usually from the front hoof to the withers  
22    a cluster or bundle, esp. of bananas  
23    a shoulder of pork  
24    one of the two possible mirror-image forms of an asymmetric object, such as the direction of the helix in a screw thread  
25    a free hand   freedom to do as desired  
26    a hand's turn   usually used with a negative   a small amount of work  
he hasn't done a hand's turn     
27    a heavy hand   tyranny, persecution, or oppression  
he ruled with a heavy hand     
28    a high hand   an oppressive or dictatorial manner  
29    (near) at hand          very near or close, esp. in time  
30    at someone's hand(s)   from  
the acts of kindness received at their hands     
31    by hand  
a    by manual rather than mechanical means  
b    by messenger or personally  
the letter was delivered by hand     
32    come to hand   to become available; be received  
33    force someone's hand   to force someone to act  
34    from hand to hand   from one person to another  
35    from hand to mouth  
a    in poverty  
living from hand to mouth     
b    without preparation or planning  
36    hand and foot   in all ways possible; completely  
they waited on him hand and foot     
37    hand in glove   in an intimate relationship or close association  
38    hand in hand  
a    together; jointly  
b    clasping each other's hands  
39    hand over fist   steadily and quickly; with rapid progress  
he makes money hand over fist     
40    hold one's hand   to stop or postpone a planned action or punishment  
41    hold someone's hand   to support, help, or guide someone, esp. by giving sympathy or moral support  
42    in hand  
a    in possession  
b    under control  
c    receiving attention or being acted on  
d    available for use; in reserve  
e    with deferred payment  
he works a week in hand     
43    keep one's hand in   to continue or practise  
44    lend a hand   to help  
45    on hand   close by; present  
I'll be on hand to help you     
46    out of hand  
a    beyond control  
b    without reservation or deeper examination  
he condemned him out of hand     
47    set one's hand to  
a    to sign (a document)  
b    to start (a task or undertaking)  
48    show one's hand   to reveal one's stand, opinion, or plans  
49    take in hand   to discipline; control  
50    throw one's hand in      See       throw in       3  
51    to hand   accessible  
52    try one's hand   to attempt to do something  
53    modifier  
a    of or involving the hand  
a hand grenade     
b    made to be carried in or worn on the hand  
hand luggage     
c    operated by hand  
a hand drill     
54    in combination   made by hand rather than by a machine  
hand-sewn     
      vb   tr  
55    to transmit or offer by the hand or hands  
56    to help or lead with the hand  
57      (Nautical)   to furl (a sail)  
58    hand it to someone   to give credit to someone,   (See also)        hand down       hand in       hand-off       hand on       hand-out       hand over       hands  
     (Old English hand; related to Old Norse hönd, Gothic handus, Old High German hant)  
  handless      adj  
  handlike      adj  
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hand over

  
  
deliver, donate, fork out or up     (slang)   present, release, surrender, transfer, turn over, yield  

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hand  
      n  
1    fist, hook, meathook     (slang)   mitt     (slang)   palm, paw     (informal)  
2    agency, direction, influence, part, participation, share  
3    aid, assistance, help, support  
4    artificer, artisan, craftsman, employee, hired man, labourer, operative, worker, workman  
5    calligraphy, chirography, handwriting, longhand, penmanship, script  
6    clap, ovation, round of applause  
7    ability, art, artistry, skill  
8    at or on hand      approaching, at one's fingertips, available, close, handy, imminent, just round the corner, near, nearby, on tap     (informal)   ready, within reach  
9    from hand to mouth      by necessity, improvidently, in poverty, insecurely, on the breadline     (informal)   precariously, uncertainly  
10    hand in glove      allied, in cahoots     (informal)   in league, in partnership  
11    hand over fist      by leaps and bounds, easily, steadily, swiftly  
12    in hand:     
a    in order, receiving attention, under control  
b    available for use, in reserve, put by, ready  
      vb  
13    deliver, hand over, pass  
14    aid, assist, conduct, convey, give, guide, help, lead, present, transmit  


dab hand     
ace     (informal)   adept, buff     (informal)   dabster     (dialect)   expert, hotshot     (informal)   maven     (U.S.)   past master, whizz     (informal)   wizard  
first-hand     
direct, straight from the horse's mouth  
free hand  
      n   authority, blank cheque, carte blanche, discretion, freedom, latitude, liberty, scope  
hand down      , on  
bequeath, give, grant, pass on or down, transfer, will  
hand-me-down  
      adj   cast-off, handed down, inherited, passed on, reach-me-down     (informal)   second-hand, used, worn  
hand-out  
1    alms, charity, dole  
2    bulletin, circular, free sample, leaflet, literature     (informal)   mailshot, press release  
hand out     
deal out, disburse, dish out     (informal)   dispense, disseminate, distribute, give out, mete  
hand over     
deliver, donate, fork out or up     (slang)   present, release, surrender, transfer, turn over, yield  
hand-picked     
choice, chosen, elect, elite, recherché, select, selected  
  
Antonyms     
   haphazard, indiscriminate, random, run-of-the-mill, wholesale  
old hand     
expert, old soldier, old-timer, one of the old school, past master, veteran  
second-hand  
1   
      adj   handed down, hand-me-down     (informal)   nearly new, reach-me-down     (informal)   used  
2   
      adv   at second-hand, indirectly, on the grapevine     (informal)  
sleight of hand     
adroitness, artifice, dexterity, legerdemain, manipulation, prestidigitation, skill  
upper hand     
advantage, ascendancy, control, dominion, edge, mastery, superiority, supremacy, sway, whip hand  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
hand gesture of approval
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
proprietary rights over virtual assets
[Tech.]
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
adj.
over-decorated, "bling-bling"
slang
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.

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