handed

[ han-did ]
/ ˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

having or involving a hand or hands (usually used in combination): two-handed backhand; a four-handed piano work.
using a particular hand (usually used in combination): right-handed.
having, requiring, or with the number of people, workers, or players indicated (usually used in combination): a three-handed game of poker.
manned; staffed (usually used in combination).

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Origin of handed

First recorded in 1520–30; hand + -ed3

Definition for handed (2 of 2)

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 handed (1 of 2)

HAND
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

have a nice day

British Dictionary definitions for handed (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 handed (1 of 2)

handed
[ hăndĭd ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characterizing the dexterity, preference, or size with respect to a hand or hands.

Medical definitions for handed (2 of 2)

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 handed

hand

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