hand

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fist, extremity; helper, workman, employee, laborer; handwriting; informal, applause, greeting. See writing, approbation. — v. pass, deliver, convey, give, transmit. See giving, side, agency, touch.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The termination of the arm]
Syn. fingers, palm, grip, grasp, hold, phalanges, metacarpus, knuckles, paw*, duke*, hook*, shaker*, fin*, grappler*, forklift*; see also fist .
2. [*A workman]
Syn. helper, worker, hired hand; see laborer .
3. [Handwriting]
Syn. chirography, script, penmanship; see handwriting .
4. [Aid]
Syn. help, guidance, instruction; see aid 1 , support 3 .
5. [Ability]
Syn. control, knack, skill; see ability 2 .
6. [*Applause]
Syn. ovation, round of applause, thunderous reception, handclapping; see praise 2 .
7. [Round of cards]
Syn. cards, deal, round; see game 1 .
at first hand,
Syn. from the original source, directly, originally; see original 1 .
at hand,
Syn.
8. near, close by, accessible, convenient; see available , near 1 .
9. imminent, approaching, coming, impending; see approaching , imminent .
at second hand,
Syn. by the way, on hearsay, by rumor; see indirectly .
at the hand of,
Syn. done by, responsible for, in charge of; see by 2 .
by hand,
Syn. handcrafted, home-made, manual; see handmade .
change hands,
Syn. transfer, pass on, shift, be sold, be under New management, change ownership, be conveyed; see also give 1 .
eat out of one's hand,
Syn. be tame, submit, acquiesce; see obey 1 , yield 1 .
force one's hand,
Syn. drive, force, pressure; see press 1 .
from hand to hand,
Syn. shifted, given over, changed; see transferred .
from hand to mouth,
Syn. from day to day, from paycheck to paycheck, by necessity, in poverty, precariously, meagerly; see poor 1 .
in hand,
Syn. under control, in order, all right; see managed .
join hands,
Syn. unite, associate, agree; see join 1 .
keep one's hand in,
Syn. carry on, continue, make a practice of; see practice 1 .
lay hands on,
Syn. find, take, arrest, apprehend; see seize 1 , 2 .
not lift a hand,
Syn. do nothing, be lazy, not try; see neglect 1 , 2 .
off one's hands,
Syn. out of one's responsibility, no longer one's concern, not accountable for; see irresponsible .
on every hand,
Syn. on all sides, at all times, all over; see everywhere .
on hand,
Syn. ready, close by, usable; see available .
on one's hands,
Syn. in one's care or responsibility, chargeable to one, accountable to; see responsible 1 .
on the other hand,
Syn. otherwise, conversely, however, from the opposite position; see opposing 2 .
out of hand,
Syn. out of control, wild, unmanageable; see unruly .
show or [m1]tip one's hand,
Syn. disclose, divulge, confess; see reveal 1 .
take in hand,
Syn. take control of, take responsibility for, take over, handle; see try 1 .
throw up one's hands,
Syn. give up, resign, quit; see yield 1 .
to hand,
Syn. close by, at hand, immediate; see near 1 .
turn one's hand to,
Syn. attempt, endeavor, try one's hand at; see try 2 .
wash one's hands of,
Syn. deny, reject, refuse; see denounce .
with a heavy hand,
Syn. oppressive, harsh, coercive; see cruel 2 , severe 2 .
with a high hand,
Syn. arbitrarily, tyrannically, oppressively, highhandedly; see arrogantly .
with clean hands,
Syn. guiltless, blameless, inculpable; see innocent 1 .
v.
Syn. deliver, give to, return; see give 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. fist palm, *mitt, *paw, *duke.
2. helper worker, employee, laborer, aide, assistant, help.
3. help assistance, aid, lift, support, boost.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Approval expressed by clapping: applause, ovation, plaudit. See PRAISE. 2. The act or an instance of helping: abetment, aid, assist, assistance, help, relief, succor, support. See HELP. 3. One who labors: laborer, operative, roustabout, worker, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman, workwoman. See WORK. 4. The particular angle from which something is considered: angle2, aspect, facet, frame of reference, light1, phase, regard, respect, side. See PERSPECTIVE. 5. One of two or more contrasted parts or places identified by its location with respect to a center: flank, side. See PLACE. II verb 1. To relinquish to the possession or control of another: deliver, furnish, give, hand over, provide, supply, transfer, turn over. See GIVE. 2. To cause to be transferred from one to another. Also used with over: convey, pass, transmit. See GIVE.

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