on hand Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"on hand" in British English

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on hand

(UK also to hand)C2 near to someone or something, and ​ready to ​help or be used if ​necessary: A 1,200-strong ​militaryforce will be on hand to ​monitor the ​ceasefire. For those of you who don't have an ​atlas to hand, Newcastle is a ​city in the ​northeast of ​England.
(Definition of on hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on hand" in American English

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on hand

ready and ​available: He always ​kept a ​supply of ​firewood on hand for ​coldnights.
(Definition of on hand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"on-hand" in Business English

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on-handadverb

uk   us  
if ​money, ​resources, etc. are on-hand, they are ​available immediately: Banks are ​required to have ​certainlevels of ​cash on-hand at any ​time.
(Definition of on-hand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在跟前,在旁边…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在跟前,在旁邊…
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