What is hand?

  • (noun): A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
    Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"
    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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Invisible Hand - Other Uses of The Phrase By Smith
... Only in 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 water refreshes ... 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 equal portions among all its ...
Invisible Hand - Criticisms - Noam Chomsky
... 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 ... So as if by an invisible hand England would be spared the ravages of economic rationality ...
Invisible Hand - Examples and Arguments
... Since Smith's time, the principle of the invisible hand has been further incorporated into economic theory ... 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 of other areas of ...
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 ...
Twister (game)
... 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 ...

More definitions of "hand":

  • (noun): Ability.
    Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • (noun): Something written by hand.
    Example: "His hand was illegible"
    Synonyms: handwriting, script
  • (noun): A member of the crew of a ship.
    Example: "All hands on deck"
  • (verb): Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.
    Example: "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
  • (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): 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 hired laborer on a farm or ranch.
    Example: "The hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
    Synonyms: hired hand, hired man
  • (noun): The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
    Synonyms: manus, mitt, paw
  • (noun): One of two sides of an issue.
    Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  • (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 unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.
    Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"
  • (noun): Physical assistance.
    Example: "Give me a hand with the chores"
    Synonyms: helping hand

Famous quotes containing the word hand:

    ‘A Shape all light, which with one hand did fling
    Dew on the earth, as if she were the dawn,
    And the invisible rain did ever sing

    ‘A silver music on the mossy lawn;
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. We can receive anything from love, for that is a way of receiving it from ourselves; but not from any one who assumes to bestow. We sometimes hate the meat which we eat, because there seems something of degrading dependence in living it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
    Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839–1908)