part of speech: noun

definition 1: the part at the end of the arm that has fingers.

  • She’s holding a kitten in her hands.

definition 2: a person who does physical work for pay.

  • The farmer hired several hands for the harvest.

definition 3: a small device that moves around the front of a clock and points to the numbers.

  • The children are learning about the minute hand and hour hand now.


part of speech: verb

inflections: hands, handing, handed

definition: to give or pass to someone with the hand.

  • Please hand me an apple.

synonyms: give, pass

phrase: by hand

phrase: hand out

phrase: hand over