Also, close or near at hand. Within easy reach, nearby, as in I like to keep my tools close at hand. [1300s]
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.
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Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?
Words nearby at hand
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