Idioms for hand

Origin of hand

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, German Hand, Old Norse hǫnd, Gothic handus

OTHER WORDS FROM hand

hand·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for at hand (1 of 2)

HAND
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

have a nice day

British Dictionary definitions for at hand (2 of 2)

hand
/ (hænd) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of hand

handless, adjectivehandlike, adjective

Word Origin for hand

Old English hand; related to Old Norse hönd, Gothic handus, Old High German hant
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Medical definitions for at hand

hand
[ hănd ]

n.

The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb.
A homologous or similar part in other animals.
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Idioms and Phrases with at hand (1 of 2)

at hand

1

Also, close or near at hand. Within easy reach, nearby, as in I like to keep my tools close at hand. [1300s]

2

Also, on hand. Nearby in time, soon, as in The day of judgment is at hand, or A change of administration is on hand. Also see on hand.

Idioms and Phrases with at hand (2 of 2)

hand

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