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.

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  1. The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals.
  2. That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand; as,
    1. A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
    2. An index or pointer on a dial; such as the hour and minute hands on the face of an analog clock, which are used to indicate the time of day.
  3. In linear measurement:
    1. Four inches, a hand's breadth.
      1. Three inches.
  4. A side; part, camp; direction, either right or left.
  5. Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
  6. An agent; a servant, or manual laborer, especially in compounds; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful.
  7. An instance of helping.
  8. Handwriting; style of penmanship.
  9. A person's signature.
  10. Personal possession; ownership.
  11. Management, domain, control.
  12. That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once.
    1. The set of cards held by a player.
    2. A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
  13. Applause.
  14. The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
  15. A whole rhizome of ginger.
  16. The feel of a fabric; the impression or quality of the fabric as judged qualitatively by the sense of touch.
  17. Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
  18. Agency in transmission from one person to another.
  19. Rate; price.


  1. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand, literally or figuratively.
  2. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct.
  3. To manage.
  4. To seize; to lay hands on.
  5. To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
  6. To furl.
  7. To cooperate.

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