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Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that.
Antonio Banderas

Meaning of "hand" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HAND

Old English hand; related to Old Norse hönd, Gothic handus, Old High German hant.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HAND

hand  [hænd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hand is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hand in English.

WHAT DOES HAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hand

Hand

A hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered extremity located at the end of an arm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs. A few other vertebrates such as the koala are often described as having either "hands" or "paws" on their front limbs. Fingers are some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the body, are the richest source of tactile feedback, and have the greatest positioning capability of the body; thus the sense of touch is intimately associated with hands. Like other paired organs, each hand is dominantly controlled by the opposing brain hemisphere, so that handedness, or the preferred hand choice for single-handed activities such as writing with a pencil, reflects individual brain functioning. Some evolutionary anatomists use the term hand to refer to the appendage of digits on the forelimb more generally — for example, in the context of whether the three digits of the bird hand involved the same homologous loss of two digits as in the dinosaur hand. The human hand has 27 bones, not including the sesamoid bone, the number of which varies between people. 14 of which are the phalanges of the fingers.

Definition of hand in the English dictionary

The first definition of hand in the dictionary is the prehensile part of the body at the end of the arm, consisting of a thumb, four fingers, and a palm. Other definition of hand is the bones of this part related adjective manual. Hand is also the corresponding or similar part in animals.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HAND

PRESENT

Present
I hand
you hand
he/she/it hands
we hand
you hand
they hand
Present continuous
I am handing
you are handing
he/she/it is handing
we are handing
you are handing
they are handing
Present perfect
I have handed
you have handed
he/she/it has handed
we have handed
you have handed
they have handed
Present perfect continuous
I have been handing
you have been handing
he/she/it has been handing
we have been handing
you have been handing
they have been handing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I handed
you handed
he/she/it handed
we handed
you handed
they handed
Past continuous
I was handing
you were handing
he/she/it was handing
we were handing
you were handing
they were handing
Past perfect
I had handed
you had handed
he/she/it had handed
we had handed
you had handed
they had handed
Past perfect continuous
I had been handing
you had been handing
he/she/it had been handing
we had been handing
you had been handing
they had been handing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hand
you will hand
he/she/it will hand
we will hand
you will hand
they will hand
Future continuous
I will be handing
you will be handing
he/she/it will be handing
we will be handing
you will be handing
they will be handing
Future perfect
I will have handed
you will have handed
he/she/it will have handed
we will have handed
you will have handed
they will have handed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been handing
you will have been handing
he/she/it will have been handing
we will have been handing
you will have been handing
they will have been handing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hand
you would hand
he/she/it would hand
we would hand
you would hand
they would hand
Conditional continuous
I would be handing
you would be handing
he/she/it would be handing
we would be handing
you would be handing
they would be handing
Conditional perfect
I would have hand
you would have hand
he/she/it would have hand
we would have hand
you would have hand
they would have hand
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been handing
you would have been handing
he/she/it would have been handing
we would have been handing
you would have been handing
they would have been handing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hand
we let´s hand
you hand
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hand
Past participle
handed
Present Participle
handing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HAND


and
ænd
band
bænd
bland
blænd
brand
brænd
broadband
ˈbrɔːdˌbænd
expand
ɪkˈspænd
grand
ɡrænd
land
lænd
Maryland
ˈmɛərɪˌlænd
overland
ˈəʊvəˌlænd
planned
ˈplænd
Queensland
ˈkwiːnzˌlænd
rand
rænd
sand
sænd
stand
stænd
strand
strænd
Swaziland
ˈswɑːzɪˌlænd
Thailand
ˈtaɪˌlænd
understand
ˌʌndəˈstænd
wonderland
ˈwʌndəˌlænd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAND

hand and foot
hand baggage
hand basin
hand brace
hand controls
hand cream
hand down
hand drill
hand glass
hand grenade
hand in
hand in glove
hand in hand
hand it to someone
hand leather
hand lotion
hand luggage
hand of Fatima
hand on

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAND

at first hand
Cleveland
command
demand
Deutschland
England
Falkland
Finland
holland
husband
Ireland
island
Nederland
New Zealand
Poland
Switzerland
the upper hand
thousand
Wayland
Zealand

Synonyms and antonyms of hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HAND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hand» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hand

Translation of «hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAND

Find out the translation of hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mano
570 millions of speakers

English

hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ладонь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bàn tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ręka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рука
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hånd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hand

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAND»

The term «hand» is very widely used and occupies the 959 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hand» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hand» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hand

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10 QUOTES WITH «HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hand.
1
Aeschylus
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
2
Fred Allen
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.
3
Steven Amsterdam
Fiction demands structures and recognizable shapes. Big surprises only draw attention to the writer's hand.
4
Nickolas Ashford
I think I can see people wanting to hear more music-music now as opposed to all hip-hop. You know, which I have nothing against hip-hop. I think some of it is really good. But on the other hand, some of the real great artists are just being lost because they're not getting the airplay or anything to make them inspired to record again.
5
Margaret Atwood
Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.
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Antonio Banderas
Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that.
7
Philippa Boyens
As a screenwriter, you have to let go, and you have to hand your baby over and let it go off into the world, which is entirely appropriate.
8
Anne Bronte
If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
9
William Cavendish
These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar.
10
Emanuel Celler
On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAND»

Discover the use of hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Hand to Guide Me
Highlighting the importance of everyday mentorship, a Hollywood star shares his personal story of mentoring and mentors who shaped his life, and introduces the life-changing stories of more than seventy of America's leading personalities, ...
‎2006
2
Hand Me Another Brick
Charles Swindoll brings his sensible and straightforward style to offer a deeply spiritual approach to the role of leader.
Charles Swindoll, 1998
3
The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy
Examines the power of conspiracy theories in determining the political life of the Middle East, and examines conspiracism as a partial explanation for much of the region's problems
Daniel Pipes, 1998
4
Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending ...
Learn how to go beyond just flipping the bird with this illustrated guide to rude hand gestures all around the world, from asking for sex in the Middle East to calling someone crazy in Italy.
Romana Lefevre, 2011
5
The Musician's Hand: A Clinical Guide
Clinical guide to special considerations necessary for managing treatment of musician patients. For surgeon, doctors, therapists, music teachers and musicians. High-quality halftone illustrations, photographs, and images.
Ian Winspur, Christopher B Wynn Parry, 1998
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The Visible Hand
Examines the processes of production and distribution in the U.S. and the ways in which their management has become increasingly systematized The role of large-scale business enterprise-big business and its managers-during the formative ...
Alfred D. Chandler Jr., 1977
7
Every Hand Revealed
Gus analyzes the hands that he played during 2007 Aussie Millions poker tournament and reveals his secrets for winning.
Gus Hansen, 2008
8
Language in Hand: Why Sign Came Before Speech
"Stokoe recounts in Language in Hand how inspiration grew out of his original discovery in the 1950s and '60s that deaf people who signed were using a true language with constructions that did not derive from spoken English.
William C. Stokoe, 2001
9
Choosing & Using Hand Tools
Here are the tools that serious woodworkers turn to on a daily basis, as well as how to use and care for them. Every woodworker, whether beginner or pro, should keep this reference guide near the workbench.
Andy Rae, 2008
10
An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and ...
This work chronicles a period in American history when the ability to "write a good hand" was a key to prosperity. Henning reveals the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen in history.
William E. Henning, Paul Melzer, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jimmy Fallon Explains Injury on 'Tonight Show': 'Usually They Cut …
Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” return on Monday after a two-week hiatus, revealing the gruesome details of the hand injury that almost ... «Variety, Jul 15»
2
Human Hands More Primitive than Chimp Hands
The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Communications, determined that while human hand proportions have changed ... «Discovery News, Jul 15»
3
Now that he has a deal with Iran, Obama must face Congress
... a vow Obama made at the very beginning of his presidency when he declared to hostile nations the United States would "extend a hand if ... «CNN, Jul 15»
4
Kelly Osbourne hurts hand while watching 'The Bachelorette'
Who knew watching reality TV could be so painful? TV personality Kelly Obsourne went to the hospital Monday night after suffering a hand ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
5
Watch: Dwayne Johnson Fakes Out Fans With Graphic Injury Video
UPDATED: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a video Tuesday showing off a graphic hand injury — except that it wasn't his actual hand. «Variety, Jul 15»
6
Remember Man With 'White' Tattoo Who Shook Hillary's Hand
Clinton's campaign at the time told BuzzFeed that the man approached her and asked to shake the Democratic presidential contender's hand. «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
7
Hand Exercises Help Women With OA Get a Grip
A simple, home-based program of exercises for women with hand osteoarthritis was effective for improving function and pain in this potentially ... «MedPage Today, Jul 15»
8
Hong Kong residents hand over HK$27m after scam phone calls by …
The number of phone scams involving fraudsters posing as mainland officials soared to 200 in the first half of the year, 50 times the number of ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
9
Hand pain forces Mew2King out of Evo
In a post on Reddit, Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman attributed his decision to drop out of the tournament to finger pain and not wanting to “mess ... «The Daily Dot, Jul 15»
10
Health officials warn of arsenic levels in hand-dug clams
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials are warning people to take caution when eating soft shell clams after siphons, or the "neck" of ... «KTVZ, Jul 15»

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