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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... is used to determine where the player has to put their hand or foot ... 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ... Mises, in Human 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 ...
More definitions of "hand":
- (noun): A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses.
Example: "The horse stood 20 hands"
- (noun): A position given by its location to the side of an object.
Example: "Objections were voiced on every hand"
- (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"
- (verb): Place into the hands or custody of.
Example: "Hand me the spoon, please"
Synonyms: pass, reach, pass on, turn over, give
- (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 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): Ability.
Example: "He wanted to try his hand at singing"
- (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): 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
Famous quotes containing the word hand:
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do with your might; for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Ecclesiastes 9:10.
“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and to be thrown into the eternal fire.”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 18:8.
“Another gentleman ... desired to know if I was engaged, or would honour him with my hand [to dance]. So he was pleased to say, though I am sure I know not what honour he could receive from me; but these sort of expressions, I find, are used as words of course, without any distinction of persons, or study of propriety.”
—Frances Burney (17521840)