Hand in a sentence

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Definition of Hand

  • That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.
  • That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand
  • A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
  • An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.
  • A measure equal to a hand's breadth, -- four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.
  • Side; part; direction, either right or left.
  • Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
  • Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
  • An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.
  • Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad, or running hand. Hence, a signature.
  • Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.
  • Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.
  • That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
  • The quota of cards received from the dealer.
  • A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
  • The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
  • A gambling game played by American Indians, consisting of guessing the whereabouts of bits of ivory or the like, which are passed rapidly from hand to hand.
  • To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
  • To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
  • To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
  • To furl; -- said of a sail.
  • physical assistance
  • terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos)
  • a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
  • the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
  • ability
  • one of two sides of an issue
  • something written by hand
  • a round of applause to signify approval
  • the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
  • a position given by its location to the side of an object
  • a card player in a game of bridge
  • a member of the crew of a ship
  • a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
  • a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses
  • guide or conduct or usher somewhere
  • place into the hands or custody of

How to use hand in a sentence. Hand pronunciation.

Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
He placed the papers, save that one, in my hands, and I, womanlike, asked again for all.
Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
Now the Muezzin from a minaret called to prayer, and the fellah in his cotton shirt and yelek heard, laid his load aside, and yielded himself to his one dear illusion, which would enable him to meet with apathy his end-it might be to-morrow!-and go forth to that plenteous heaven where wives without number awaited him, where fields would yield harvests without labour, where rich food in gold dishes would be ever at his hand.
This esteem gave greater certainty that any backsheesh coming from the estate of Benn Claridge would not be sifted through many hands on its way to himself.
We had good hands, but it had the joker.
But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
David held out his hand.
And if the man at the top gets up again and salaams and strokes your hand, and says, 'Be my brother,' then it's a full Nile, and the fig-tree putteth forth its tender branches, and the date-palm flourisheth, and at the village pond the thanksgiving turkey gobbles and is glad.
They call him the Ropemaker, because so many pass through his hands to the Nile.
As David wound his way down the hills, Lacey waved a hand after him.
The Prince Pasha had settled that with David, however, at their first meeting, when David had kept on his hat and offered Kaid his hand.
May thy coming be as the morning dew, friend," he added, taking David's willing hand.
If he took with his right hand he gave with his left; and Mahommedan as well as Copt and Armenian, and beggars of every race and creed, hung about his doors each morning to receive the food and alms he gave freely.
The Prince made a motion of his hand, and the circle withdrew.
It is fortunate for thee that the tribute is from thy hand to my hand, and not through many others to mine.
Yet I would buy thee to remain here-here at my court; here by my hand which will give thee the labour thou lovest, and will defend thee if defence be needed.
What Kaid had long foreshadowed seemed at hand: the coming of a European counsellor and confidant.

Examples of Hand

Example #1
So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
Example #2
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #3
Ah, David, what with the flute and the pen, banishment was no pain to thee! .
Example #4
God save him from the heathen sword that slew his uncle.
Example #5
Nay, I will give you a taste of it now," he added, as he brought forth the writing.