Noun Definition

hand

1.Definition: a card player in a game of bridge

"We need a 4th hand for bridge"

Related Noun(s):bridge player

Category: People

2.Definition: a hired laborer on a farm or ranch

"The hired hand fixed the railing", "A ranch hand"

Related Noun(s):hired hand, hired man

Category: People

3.Definition: a member of the crew of a ship

"All hands on deck"

Category: People

4.Definition: a position given by its location to the side of an object

"Objections were voiced on every hand"

Category: Places

5.Definition: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece

"The big hand counts the minutes"

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a round of applause to signify approval

"Give the little lady a great big hand"

Category: General

7.Definition: a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses

"The horse stood 20 hands"

Category: General

8.Definition: ability

"He wanted to try his hand at singing"

Category: General

9.Definition: one of two sides of an issue

"On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."

Category: General

10.Definition: physical assistance

"Give me a hand with the chores"

Category: General

11.Definition: something written by hand

"She recognized his handwriting", "His hand was illegible"

Related Noun(s):script

Category: General

12.Definition: terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)

"The kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"

Category: Animals

13.Definition: the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"He had the hands of a surgeon", "He extended his mitt"

Related Noun(s):mitt, paw, manus

Category: General

14.Definition: the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

"I didn't hold a good hand all evening", "He kept trying to see my hand"

Related Noun(s):deal

Category: General