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Old English hand . Cognate with Dutch hand , German Hand , Swedish hand .
hand ( plural hands )
Hand is used figuratively for a large variety of acts or things, in the doing, or making, or use of which the hand is in some way employed or concerned; also, as a symbol to denote various qualities or conditions, as,
Appendix: Collective nouns
part of body
pointer of an analogue/analog clock
set of cards held by a player in a card game
Side; part; direction, either right or left
Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity
Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
An agent; a servant, or manual laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful
Handwriting; style of penmanship
Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; — usually in the plural
That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
(Firearms): The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
to hand ( third-person singular simple present hands , present participle handing , simple past handed , past participle handed )
Third person singular
give, pass or transmit with the hand
lead, guide, or assist with the hand
hand ( plural: handen, diminutive: handje)
hand m .
Common Germanic * handuz
hand c .
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