What is hand?

  • (noun): A position given by its location to the side of an object.
    Example: "Objections were voiced on every hand"
    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
... written 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, and lighter ... 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 ...
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. 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 ...
Twister (game)
... to determine where the player has to put their hand or foot ... sections right foot, left foot, right hand and left hand ... 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 - Criticisms - Noam Chomsky
... of 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 "eve ... So as if by an invisible hand England would be spared the ravages of economic rationality ...

More definitions of "hand":

  • (noun): Physical assistance.
    Example: "Give me a hand with the chores"
    Synonyms: helping hand
  • (noun): A card player in a game of bridge.
    Example: "We need a 4th hand for bridge"
    Synonyms: bridge player
  • (noun): Ability.
    Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • (noun): A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.
    Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"
  • (noun): A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
    Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"
  • (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): 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): The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
    Synonyms: manus, mitt, paw
  • (noun): Something written by hand.
    Example: "His hand was illegible"
    Synonyms: handwriting, script
  • (noun): A round of applause to signify approval.
    Example: "Give the little lady a great big hand"
  • (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 member of the crew of a ship.
    Example: "All hands on deck"
  • (noun): One of two sides of an issue.
    Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."

Famous quotes containing the word hand:

    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)

    Slogan of the Academy: “But, on the other hand ...”
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Were all the worshippers of the gold calf to memorialize me and request a restoration of the deposits I would cut my right hand from my body before I would do such an act. The gold calf may be worshipped by others but as for myself I serve the Lord.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)