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  • the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
  • a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
  • something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
  • ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
  • a position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand"
  • the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
  • one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
  • a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
  • a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"
  • a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
  • a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
  • a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
  • terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos); "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union
  • physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
  • place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  • guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

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  • WordNet 跟據詞條的意義將它們分組,並為每個具有相同意義的字條組提供了簡短概要的定義。使用時可以注意其上層與下層的關係。
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