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
... 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 ... 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 ...
Twister (game)
... square 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 - Examples and Arguments
... Since Smith's time, the principle of the invisible hand has been further incorporated into economic theory ... (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 ...
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 - 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 "ever ... So as if by an invisible hand England would be spared the ravages of economic rationality ...

More definitions of "hand":

  • (noun): Something written by hand.
    Example: "His hand was illegible"
    Synonyms: handwriting, script
  • (verb): Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.
    Example: "Hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
  • (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): Ability.
    Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • (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): A member of the crew of a ship.
    Example: "All hands on deck"
  • (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): A round of applause to signify approval.
    Example: "Give the little lady a great big hand"
  • (noun): One of two sides of an issue.
    Example: "On the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  • (noun): The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
    Synonyms: manus, mitt, paw
  • (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): A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
    Example: "The big hand counts the minutes"

Famous quotes containing the word hand:

    “Maman”, said Annaïse, her voice strangely weak. “Here is the water.”
    A thin blade of silver came forward in the plain and the peasants ran alongside it, crying and singing.
    ...
    “Oh, Manuel, Manuel, why are you dead?” moaned Délira.
    “No”, said Annaïse, and she smiled through her tears, “no, he is not dead”.
    She took the old woman’s hand and pressed gently against her belly where new life stirred.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    I gave a speech in Omaha. After the speech I went to a reception elsewhere in town. A sweet old lady came up to me, put her gloved hand in mine, and said, “I hear you spoke here tonight.” “Oh, it was nothing,” I replied modestly. “Yes,” the little old lady nodded, “that’s what I heard.”
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)

    We have a man who does not boast, but whose hand sees what must be done.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)