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noun /hӕnd/
the part of the body at the end of the arm.
die Hand
She injured her left hand. People often shake hands when they meet for the first time.
a pointer on a clock, watch etc
der Zeiger
Clocks usually have an hour hand and a minute hand.
a person employed as a helper, crew member etc
der Arbeiter, der Mann
a farm hand All hands on deck!
help; assistance
die Hilfe
Can I lend a hand? Give me a hand with this box, please.
a set of playing-cards dealt to a person
das Blatt
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
die Handbreit
a horse of 14 hands.
die Handschrift
The note was written in a neat hand.
handful noun as much as can be held in one hand
die Handvoll
a handful of sweets.
a small number
die Handvoll
Only a handful of people came to the meeting.
a person etc difficult to control
die Plage
Her three children are a (bit of a) handful.
handbag noun (American usually purse) a small bag carried by women, for personal belongings.
die Handtasche
handbill noun a small printed notice.
das Flugblatt
handbook noun a small book giving information about (how to do) something
das Handbuch
a handbook of European birds a bicycle-repair handbook.
handbrake noun (in a car, bus etc) a brake operated by the driver’s hand.
die Handbremse
handcuff verb to put handcuffs on (a person)
Handschellen anlegen
The police handcuffed the criminal.
handcuffs noun plural steel rings, joined by a short chain, put round the wrists of prisoners
die Handschellen(pl.)
a pair of handcuffs.
hand lens noun a magnifying-glass held in the hand.
das Vergrößerungsglas, die Lupe
handmade adjective made with a person’s hands or with tools held in the hands, rather than by machines
handmade furniture.
hand-operated adjective
a hand-operated drill.
hand-picked adjective chosen very carefully
sorgsam ausgewählt
a hand-picked team of workers.
handshake noun the act of grasping (a person’s) hand eg as a greeting.
der Händedruck
a firm handshake
handstand noun the gymnastic act of balancing one’s body upright in the air with one’s hands on the ground.
der Handstand
The gymnasts were practising handstands.
handwriting noun writing with a pen or pencil
die Handschrift
Today we will practise handwriting.
the way in which a person writes
die Handschrift
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.
bei der Hand
Help is at hand.
at the hands of from, or by the action of
von seiten
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.
unter einer Decke stecken mit
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
mit der Hand
All our furniture is made by hand.
not by post but by a messenger etc
durch Boten
This parcel was delivered by hand.
fall into the hands (of someone) to be caught, found, captured etc by someone
in die Hände fallen von
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.
jemanden zwingen zu
I tried to force his hand by reminding him that he’d pormised to help us.
get one’s hands on to catch
zwischen die Finger kriegen
If I ever get my hands on him, I’ll make him sorry for what he did!
to get or obtain
in die Hände bekommen
I’d love to get my hands on a car like that.
give/lend a helping hand to help or assist
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
Hand in Hand
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
das Handout, die Handzettel
You’ll find the diagram on page four of your handout.
money, clothes etc given to a very poor person or a beggar.
die Spende, die milde Gabe
He lives off handouts.
hand over to give or pass; to surrender
aushändigen, übergeben
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
in rascher Folge
He’s making money hand over fist.
hands down very easily
You’ll win hands down.
hands off! do not touch!
Hände weg
Those chocolates are mine. Hands off!
hands-on adjective practical; involving active participation
praktische Kenntnisse
We’re looking for someone who has hands-on experience with computers.
hands up! raise your hands above your head
Hände hoch!
‘Hands up!’ shouted the gunman.
hand to hand with one individual fighting another at close quarters
Mann gegen Mann, Nah-…
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)
beteiligt sein bei
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
die Oberhand gewinnen
The enemy made a fierce attack, but failed to get the upper hand.
hold hands (with someone) to be hand in hand with someone
Händchen halten
The boy and girl walked along holding hands (with each other).
in good hands receiving care and attention
in guten Händen
The patient is in good hands.
in hand not used etc; remaining
in der Hand
We still have $10 in hand.
being dealt with
in Bearbeitung
We have received your complaint and the matter is now in hand.
in the hands of being dealt with by
in Händen von
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
in Übung bleiben
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
You’ll be glad to get the children off your hands for a couple of weeks.
on hand near; present; ready for use etc
zur Hand
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
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
außer Kontrolle
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.
Hände schütteln
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.
das Handheben
The issue was decided by a show of hands.
take in hand to look after, discipline or train.
in die Hand nehmen
to hand here; easily reached
zur Hand
All the tools you need are to hand.
(Definition of hand from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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