What is hand?

  • (verb): Place into the hands or custody of.
    Example: "Hand me the spoon, please"
    Synonyms: pass, reach, pass on, turn over, give
    See also — Additional definitions below

Hand

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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Twister (game)
... board and is used to determine where the player has to put their hand or foot ... The spinner is divided into four labeled sections right foot, left foot, right hand and left hand ... After spinning, 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 ...
Invisible Hand - Other Uses of The Phrase By Smith
... before 1758) Smith speaks of the invisible hand, to which ignorants refer to explain natural phenomena otherwise unexplainable Fire burns, and water refreshes heavy bodies descend ... Sentiments (1759) and in The Wealth 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 ...
Invisible Hand - Criticisms - Noam Chomsky
... Smith's thesis, 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 ... So as if by an invisible hand England would be spared the ravages of economic rationality ...
Yixianosaurus
... 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 ...
Invisible Hand - Examples and Arguments
... Since Smith's time, the principle of the invisible hand has been further incorporated into economic theory ... Action (see note 3 at the bottom), claims 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 ...

More definitions of "hand":

  • (noun): A member of the crew of a ship.
    Example: "All hands on deck"
  • (noun): Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos).
    Example: "The kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union
  • (noun): A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.
    Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"
  • (noun): Something written by hand.
    Example: "His hand was illegible"
    Synonyms: handwriting, script
  • (noun): A card player in a game of bridge.
    Example: "We need a 4th hand for bridge"
    Synonyms: bridge player
  • (noun): The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
    Synonyms: manus, mitt, paw
  • (noun): A round of applause to signify approval.
    Example: "Give the little lady a great big hand"
  • (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"
    Synonyms: deal
  • (noun): A position given by its location to the side of an object.
    Example: "Objections were voiced on every hand"
  • (verb): Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.
    Example: "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
  • (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): One of two sides of an issue.
    Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  • (noun): A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
    Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"
  • (noun): Physical assistance.
    Example: "Give me a hand with the chores"
    Synonyms: helping hand
  • (noun): Ability.
    Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"

Famous quotes containing the word hand:

    His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.
    Bible: Hebrew Genesis, 16:12.

    The prophecy spoken to Hagar, the hand-maiden of Abraham, of their unborn son Ishmael. He was banished into the desert, and is traditionally considered the father of the Arab nation.

    The child hand raised to reach the holding hand. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    There is gold, and here
    My bluest veins to kiss—a hand that kings
    Have lipped, and trembled kissing.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)