Synonyms of hand in English:

hand


See definition of hand

noun

1‘big, strong hands’

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fist, palm
informal paw, mitt, duke, hook, meat hook
Scottish, Northern English nieve
technical manus, metacarpus
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foot

2‘the clock's second hand’

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pointer, indicator, needle, arrow, marker, index

3hands‘the concentration of wealth in the hands of the entrepreneurial class’

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control, power, charge, authority
command, responsibility, guardianship, management, care, supervision, jurisdiction
possession, keeping, custody, clutches, grasp
disposal
informal say-so
literary thrall

4‘come and give me a hand with the tidying up’

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help, a helping hand, assistance, aid, support, succour, relief
a good turn, a favour, a kindness
rare abettance
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hindrance

5‘his fans gave him a big hand’

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round of applause, clap, handclap, ovation, standing ovation
applause, handclapping, praise, acclaim
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booing, catcalls

6‘the document was written in his own hand’

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handwriting, writing, script, longhand, letters, pen
penmanship, calligraphy, chirography

7‘a factory hand’

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worker, factory worker, manual worker, unskilled worker, blue-collar worker, workman, workwoman, workperson, working man, labourer, operative, hired hand, hireling, roustabout, employee, artisan
farmhand, farm worker, field hand
crewman, sailor, deckhand
peon
Australian, New Zealand rouseabout
Indian mazdoor, khalasi
archaic mechanical

verb

1‘he handed each man a glass’

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pass, give, reach, let someone have, throw, toss
pass to, hand over to, deliver to, present to, transfer to, convey to
informal chuck, bung
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take away from

2‘he handed him into a carriage’

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assist, help, aid, give someone a hand, give someone a helping hand, give someone assistance
guide, convey, conduct, lead

Phrases

    from hand to mouth

    ‘they live from hand to mouth—from one benefit day to the next’


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    British


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    securely, without financial worries

    by hand

    ‘each chocolate is decorated by hand’


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    by machine

    at hand

    1‘you need to keep the manual close at hand’


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    informal


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    far away

    2‘the time for starting the campaign is at hand’


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    a long time away

    hand in glove

    ‘they were working hand in glove with our enemies’


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    informal


    hand in hand

    1‘two small children were walking hand in hand’


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    2‘poverty goes hand in hand with war’


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    hands down

    ‘we won hands down’


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    informal


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    with difficulty

    get/lay one's hands on

    ‘I haven't got my hands on a copy yet’


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    informal




    informal


    British informal


    South African informal


    have a hand in something

    ‘the girls had a hand in writing the lyrics’


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    in hand

    1‘the task in hand’


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    2‘we have money in hand to cover next month's expenses’


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    on hand

    ‘police and volunteers were on hand to keep things running smoothly’


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    informal


    old hand

    ‘whether you are a novice gardener or an old hand’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    out of hand

    ‘the situation was getting out of hand’


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    informal


    archaic


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    manageable, controllable

    take someone/something in hand

    ‘their parents are incapable of taking their children in hand’


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    hand something down

    ‘the family jewellery is handed down from generation to generation’


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    Law


    to hand

    ‘the bullies pelted us with anything that was to hand’


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    informal


    hand something over

    ‘it is suggested that he might hand over power to his son’


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    keep

    hand something on

    ‘the drugs were handed on to a dealer’


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    receive

    hand something out

    ‘the attendant handed out prayer books’


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    collect in