A hand (med./lat.: manus, pl. manūs) is a prehensile, multi-fingered extremity located at the end of an arm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs. A few other vertebrates such as the koala (which has two opposable thumbs on each "hand" and fingerprints remarkably similar to human fingerprints) are often described as having either "hands" or "paws" on their front limbs.
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... The specific name means "with a long hand" from Latin longus, "long", and manus, "hand" ... Yixianosaurus has a very long hand, 140% of the length of the 89 millimetres (3.5 in) long humerus ... The large hands could have served in catching prey or assisted climbing ...
... The History of Astronomy (written before 1758) Smith speaks of the invisible hand, to which ignorants refer to explain natural phenomena otherwise unexplainable Fire burns, and ... of Nations (1776) Adam Smith speaks of an invisible hand, never of the invisible hand ... They are led by an invisible hand to make nearly the same distribution of the necessaries of life, which would have been made, had the earth been divided into equal ...
... criticizes how the term of the "invisible hand" has been used ... The invisible hand, he wrote, destroys the possibility of a decent human existence "unless government takes pains to prevent" this outcome, as must be assured in "every ... So as if by an invisible hand England would be spared the ravages of economic rationality ...
... Since Smith's time, the principle of the invisible hand has been further incorporated into economic theory ... that Smith believed that the invisible hand was that of God ... The invisible hand is traditionally understood as a concept in economics, but Robert Nozick argues in Anarchy, State and Utopia that substantively the same concept exists in a number of other ...
... A spinner is attached to a square board and is used to determine where the player has to put their hand or foot ... is divided into four labeled sections right foot, left foot, right hand and left hand ... the combination is called (for example "right hand yellow") and players must move their matching hand or foot to a circle of the correct color ...
More definitions of "hand":
- (noun): One of two sides of an issue.
Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
- (noun): A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.
Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"
- (verb): Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.
Example: "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
- (noun): A round of applause to signify approval.
Example: "Give the little lady a great big hand"
- (noun): A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"
- (noun): A member of the crew of a ship.
Example: "All hands on deck"
- (verb): Place into the hands or custody of.
Example: "Hand me the spoon, please"
Synonyms: pass, reach, pass on, turn over, give
- (noun): Physical assistance.
Example: "Give me a hand with the chores"
Synonyms: helping hand
- (noun): A position given by its location to the side of an object.
Example: "Objections were voiced on every hand"
- (noun): A card player in a game of bridge.
Example: "We need a 4th hand for bridge"
Synonyms: bridge player
- (noun): A hired laborer on a farm or ranch.
Example: "The hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
Synonyms: hired hand, hired man
- (noun): The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time.
Example: "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
- (noun): Ability.
Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
Famous quotes containing the word hand:
“Mrs. Zajac knows you didnt try. You dont just hand in junk to Mrs. Zajac. Shes been teaching an awful lot of years. She didnt fall off the turnip cart yesterday. She told you she was an old-lady teacher.”
—Christine Zajac, U.S. fifth-grade teacher. As quoted in Among Schoolchildren, September section, part 1, by Tracy Kidder (1989)
“All the old supports going, gone, this man reaches out a hand to steady himself on a ledge of rough brick that is warm in the sun: his hand feeds him messages of solidity, but his mind messages of destruction, for this breathing substance, made of earth, will be a dance of atoms, he knows it, his intelligence tells him so: there will soon be war, he is in the middle of war, where he stands will be a waste, mounds of rubble, and this solid earthy substance will be a film of dust on ruins.”
—Doris Lessing (b. 1919)
“Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.”
—Charles Horton Cooley (18641929)