Definition of Hands

1. Noun. (with 'in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child. "The mother was awarded custody of the children"

Exact synonyms: Custody
Generic synonyms: Guardianship, Keeping, Safekeeping
Derivative terms: Custodial



2. Noun. The force of workers available.
Exact synonyms: Manpower, Men, Work Force, Workforce
Generic synonyms: Force, Personnel
Specialized synonyms: Complement, Full Complement
Terms within: Shift
Member holonyms: Crew, Gang, Work Party

Definition of Hands

1. Noun. (plural of hand) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of hand) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hands

1. hand [v] - See also: hand

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hands

handplant
handplay
handplays
handpress
handpresses
handprint
handprinted
handprints
handpump
handpumps
handrail
handrails
handraised
handrest
handroll
hands (current term)
hands-down
hands-free
hands-off
hands-on
hands down
hands in
hands off
hands out
hands over
hands up
handsaw
handsaw fish
handsaws
handsbreadth

Literary usage of Hands

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... men's hands, than ever it was to think of being eaten by men : for the ... no quarter at their hands; but even at laft, if I could refill no longer, ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... and Gratiano both raise hands with rings, and say, "By Heaven!" then cross hands over several times to each other, to make sure. ..."

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