Translation of "hand" - English-French dictionary
hand noun /hӕnd/
› the part of the body at the end of the arm.
She injured her left hand. People often shake hands when they meet for the first time. › a pointer on a clock, watch etc
Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand. › a person employed as a helper, crew member etc
ouvrier, ière, membre de l’équipage
a farm hand All hands on deck! › help; assistance
coup de main
Can I lend a hand? Give me a hand with this box, please. › a set of playing-cards dealt to a person
I had a very good hand so I thought I had a chance of winning. › a measure (approximately centimetres) used for measuring the height of horses
a horse of 14 hands. › handwriting
The note was written in a neat hand. handful noun › as much as can be held in one hand
a handful of sweets. › a small number
Only a handful of people came to the meeting. › a person etc difficult to control
(personne) qui donne du fil à retordre
Her three children are a (bit of a) handful. handbag noun › (American usually purse) a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings.
sac à main
handbill noun › a small printed notice.
handbook noun › a small book giving information about (how to do) something
a handbook of European birds a bicycle-repair handbook. handbrake noun › (in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver’s hand.
frein à main
handcuff verb › to put handcuffs on (a person)
passer les menottes à
The police handcuffed the criminal. handcuffs noun plural › steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners
a pair of handcuffs. hand lens noun › a magnifying-glass held in the hand.
handmade adjective › made with a person’s hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines
fait à la main
handmade furniture. hand-operated adjective ›
actionné à la main
a hand-operated drill. hand-picked adjective › chosen very carefully
trié sur le volet
a hand-picked team of workers. handshake noun › the act of grasping (a person’s) hand eg as a greeting.
poignée de main
a firm handshake handstand noun › the gymnastic act of balancing one’s body upright in the air with one’s hands on the ground.
The gymnasts were practising handstands. handwriting noun › writing with a pen or pencil
Today we will practise handwriting. › the way in which a person writes
Your handwriting is terrible! handwritten adjective ›
The letter was handwritten, not typed. at hand › (with closeor near) near
The bus station is close at hand. › available
Help is at hand. at the hands of › from, or by the action of
entre les mains de
He received very rough treatment at the hands of the kidnappers. be hand in glove (with someone) › to be very closely associated with someone, especially for a bad purpose.
être de mèche avec
The mafia chief was hand in glove with a number of corrupt police officials. by hand › with a person’s hand or tools held in the hands, rather than with machinery
à la main
All our furniture is made by hand. › not by post but by a messenger etc
This parcel was delivered by hand. fall into the hands (of someone) › to be caught, found, captured etc by someone
tomber entre les mains de
He fell into the hands of bandits The documents fell into the wrong hands (= were found, captured etc by someone who was not supposed to see them). force someone’s hand › to force someone to do something either which he or she does not want to do or sooner than he or she wants to do it.
forcer la main (à)
I tried to force his hand by reminding him that he’d pormised to help us. get one’s hands on › to catch
mettre la main sur
If I ever get my hands on him, I’ll make him sorry for what he did! › to get or obtain
I’d love to get my hands on a car like that. give/lend a helping hand › to help or assist
donner un coup de main
I’m always ready to give/lend a helping hand. hand down › to pass on from one generation to the next
These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages. hand in › to give or bring to a person, place etc
The teacher told the children to hand in their exercise books. hand in hand › with one person holding the hand of another
la main dans la main
The boy and girl were walking along hand in hand Poverty and crime go hand in hand. hand on › to give to someone
When you have finished reading these notes, hand them on to someone else in the class. hand out › to give to several people; to distribute
The teacher handed out books to all the pupils They were handing out leaflets in the street. handout noun › a leaflet or a copy of a piece of paper with information given to students in class, distributed at a meeting etc
You’ll find the diagram on page four of your handout. › money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar.
He lives off handouts. hand over › to give or pass; to surrender
We know you have the jewels, so hand them over They handed the thief over to the police. hand over fist › in large amounts, usually quickly
comme de l’eau
He’s making money hand over fist. hands down › very easily
haut la main
You’ll win hands down. hands off! › do not touch!
bas les pattes!
Those chocolates are mine. Hands off! hands-on adjective › practical; involving active participation
We’re looking for someone who has hands-on experience with computers. hands up! › raise your hands above your head
haut les mains!
‘Hands up!’ shouted the gunman. hand to hand › with one individual fighting another at close quarters
The soldiers fought the enemy hand to hand hand-to-hand fighting. have a hand in (something) › to be one of the people who have caused, done etc (something)
être pour qqch. dans
Did you have a hand in the building of this boat / in the success of the project? have/get/gain the upper hand › to (begin to) win, beat the enemy etc
prendre l’avantage/le dessus (sur)
The enemy made a fierce attack, but failed to get the upper hand. hold hands (with someone) › to be hand in hand with someone
se tenir par la main
The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other). in good hands › receiving care and attention
en bonnes mains
The patient is in good hands. in hand › not used etc; remaining
We still have $10 in hand. › being dealt with
bien en main
We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand. in the hands of › being dealt with by
entre les mains de
This matter is now in the hands of my solicitor. keep one’s hand in › to remain good or skilful at doing something by doing it occasionally
garder la main
I still sometimes play a game of billiards, just to keep my hand in. off one’s hands › no longer needing to be looked after etc
qui n’est plus à la charge de
You’ll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks. on hand › near; present; ready for use etc
sous la main
We always keep some candles on hand in case there’s a power failure. (on the one hand) … on the other hand › an expression used to introduce two opposing parts of an argument etc
d’une part… d’autre part…
On the one hand, cars are extremely useful for getting around. On the other hand, they cause a lot of pollution. out of hand › unable to be controlled
The angry crowd was getting out of hand. shake hands with (someone) / shake someone’s hand › to grasp a person’s (usually right) hand, in one’s own (usually right) hand, as a form of greeting, as a sign of agreement etc.
(se) serrer la main
The two leaders shook hands and posed for the cameras. a show of hands › at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands.
à main levée
The issue was decided by a show of hands. take in hand › to look after, discipline or train.
prendre en main
to hand › here; easily reached
à portée de (la) main, sous la main
All the tools you need are to hand.
Translations of “hand”
||يَدّ, عَقْرَب السَّاعة…
||손, 시계 바늘…
||tangan, jarum, pekerja…
||el, yelkovan, (kağıt oyununda) eldeki kâğıtlar…
|in Chinese (Traditional)
||рука, кисть руки, стрелка часов…
||ręka, wskazówka, rozdanie…
||bàn tay, kim đồng hồ, thuỷ thủ…
||mano, manecilla, aguja…
||mão, ponteiro (do relógio)…
||มือ, เข็มนาฬิกา, คนงาน…
||die Hand, der Zeiger, der Arbeiter…
||tangan, jarum, pekerja…
|in Chinese (Simplified)