hand [-s] n
OE < Germanic.
- Worker; [metonymy] person employed to work.
- Protuberance; appendage; [fig.] branch; bramble; shoot; tendril.
- Palm with thumb and fingers; appendage used to carry an object; end of arm beginning at the wrist.
- Marker; pointer; indicators of time on a clock.
- Phrase. “Right hand”: [fig.] divine authority; presence of Deity; favor of God the Father (see Exodus 15:6; Matthew 25:32-33).
- Phrase. “Hand full”: handful; amount that can be held in the cupped palm and fingers.
- Phrase. “at hand”: near by; close by; not far away.
hand [-ed] v
see hand, n.
- Hold; maintain; gather; dispense; distribute; deal out; keep moving; [fig.] reflect; [metaphor] wind up like yarn.
- Give; grant; impart; confer; offer hand to hand.
- Phrase. “take thee by the hand”: Seize thee; capture thee; [fig.] receive thee; employ thee; accompany thee; deal with thee; work alongside of thee.