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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 hand down (1 of 3)

hand down

verb (tr, adverb)

to leave to a later period or generation; bequeath
to pass (an outgrown garment) on from one member of a family to a younger one
law to announce or deliver (a verdict)

British Dictionary definitions for hand down (2 of 3)

HAND
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

have a nice day

British Dictionary definitions for hand down (3 of 3)

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 hand down

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 hand down (1 of 2)

hand down

1

Bequeath to one's heirs, as in The silver and jewels have been handed down from generation to generation in that family. [Late 1600s]

2

Make and pronounce an official decision, especially the verdict of a court. For example, The judge wasted no time in handing down a sentence of contempt of court. [First half of 1900s] Also see hand on; hand over.

Idioms and Phrases with hand down (2 of 2)

hand

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