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Definition of Hand

Hand

  1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.
  2. That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand
  3. A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
  4. An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.
  5. A measure equal to a hand's breadth, -- four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.
  6. Side; part; direction, either right or left.
  7. Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
  8. Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
  9. An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.
  10. Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.
  11. Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.
  12. Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.
  13. Rate; price.
  14. That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
  15. The quota of cards received from the dealer.
  16. A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
  17. The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
  18. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
  19. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
  20. To manage; as, I hand my oar.
  21. To seize; to lay hands on.
  22. To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
  23. To furl; -- said of a sail.
  24. To cooperate.
  25. A gambling game played by American Indians, consisting of guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or the like, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand.

Hand Quotations

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference.
Lou Holtz

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
Georgia O'Keeffe

I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you're able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something... it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.
Joyce Meyer

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
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Hand Translations

hand in Afrikaans is werker, oordra, hand, inlewer
hand in Dutch is aanreiken, overhandigen
hand in French is ouvrier, index, main
hand in German is Hand, Hand, Zeiger
hand in Italian is mano, manuale, lancetta
hand in Latin is manus manus
hand in Spanish is obrero, bastar, entregar, mano
hand in Swedish is hand, visare
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