Student Thesaurus

7 entries found for hand.
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Entry Word: hand
Function: noun
Text: 1 a certain way in which something appears or may be regarded <on the one hand, it's nice to rest your brain all summer, but on the other, you would forget less with a shorter break> -- see ASPECT 1
2 a place, space, or direction away from or beyond a central point or line <tall buildings rose on either hand> <nothing but wide open space on either hand> -- see SIDE 1
3 an arrow-shaped piece on a dial or scale for registering information <both hands of the clock pointed to 12> -- see POINTER 1
4 one who works for another for wages or a salary <the first mate shouted, "All hands on deck!"> -- see EMPLOYEE
5 the form or style of a particular person's writing <writes with a flowing, old-fashioned hand> -- see HANDWRITING 1
6 usually hands plural
the ability to direct the course of something <the final decision is in your hands> -- see CONTROL 2
7 hands plural
the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal <I'd like to get my hands on some really cool posters> -- see POSSESSION 1