The end part of a person’s arm beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers, and thumb
Through the agency of
Within easy reach
(1872–1961), US jurist and writer; full name Billings Learned Hand. He wrote over 2,000 opinions as judge of the US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1924–51. He authored The Spirit of Liberty (1952) and The Bill of Rights (1958)
Make the slightest effort to do something, especially to help someone
Used in reference to theft from one’s place of work
Within easy reach
big, strong hands
the bullies pelted us with anything that was to hand
Designating coordination between visual perception and hand movements, especially in catching or hitting a ball or performing similar tasks.
The person who is serving the ball.
An act of assistance provided by one person to another to help him or her climb on to something, or move to a higher place or a standing position, by using a hand or hands to pull up and support his or her weight. Frequently in to give (a person) a hand up.
By a person and not a machine
Receiving or requiring immediate attention
Present, especially for a specified purpose
The long hand on a clock or watch that indicates the minutes.
A person not assigned a particular job; a general dogsbody.
Art or craftsmanship executed by hand.
An axe designed to be held in one hand, formerly especially as a weapon.
A blow with the hand; a punch, a cuff. Frequently in to come to hand blows: to come to hand-to-hand fighting (with or without weapons).
A handcuff. Frequently in plural.
A card held in the hand and used in the spinning of cotton, wool, and other natural fibres.
Especially of an animal: fed by hand. Compare by hand.
The action or process of feeding a machine by hand; an instance of this.
To feed (an animal) by hand.
Apparatus operated by hand, especially for controlling an engine; specifically a system of hand-operated levers for opening or shutting the valves of a steam engine.
A hand-held hoe, especially as distinguished from a horse-hoe.
To hoe (a crop, an area of land, etc.) by hand.
An act of wedging an open hand in a crack as a handhold.
To climb by using a hand jam or hand jams. With up, over, etc.
A (repeated) sequence of rhythmic hand movements performed whilst or instead of dancing, especially to rock-and-roll music.
To perform a hand jive.
Laid or set by hand.
A small lead used in taking soundings in shallow water, typically of a depth of less than 20 fathoms.
A hand-held magnifying glass.
Fishing. To fish with a handline (for a particular fish).
A pole or spar out of which ships' masts are made, especially one carried on board a sailing ship to replace a mast if necessary.
A hand-operated device for grinding corn, etc., consisting of two stones, the upper of which is rotated or rubbed on the lower; a quern.
A (typically cylindrical) covering of fur, etc., for the hands.
A spinning mule operated by hand.
Any one of the nails of the hand (sometimes as opposed to the foot).
A pike carried in the hand, especially by infantry soldiers.
(In a revolver) the pin on which the hand pivots.
= hand property.
Any of various devices for resting the hand or hands on or supporting the hand whilst performing some activity.
A rope operated by, or held with, the hand.
A soap for cleaning the hands, now especially in a liquid or gel form.
Of a bird or (occasionally) other animal: tame enough to be handled. rare before 20th cent.