hand noun Meaning in the Cambridge Essential American Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of "hand" in Essential American English Dictionary

hand

noun   /hænd/
A1 the part of your body on the end of your arm that has fingers: I had my hands in my pockets.
hold hands If two people hold hands, they hold each other’s hand.
by hand B1 done or made by a person and not a machine: This sweater has to be washed by hand.
one of the long, thin pieces that point to the numbers on a clock or watch
give someone a hand B1 to help someone: Could you give me a hand with these suitcases?
on the one hand… on the other hand used when you are comparing two different ideas or opinions: On the one hand, I’d like more money, but on the other hand, I don’t want to work longer hours.
(Definition of hand noun from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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