hand

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hand is part of the Basic English 850.
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hand is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
hand

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Noun[change]

Singular
hand

Plural
hands

A human hand.
  1. Your hands are the parts of your body at the end of your arms. A hand has four fingers and a thumb.
    Mother, I'm afraid, please hold my hand.
  2. Clock hands are pointed needles that show what time it is.
    The long hand is pointing to the 4, which refers to how many hours have passed. The short hand is pointing to the 7, which refers to how many groups of 5 minutes have passed. The time is therefore 4:35.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
hand

Third-person singular
hands

Past tense
handed

Past participle
handed

Present participle
handing

  1. If I hand you something, I give it to you.
    Please hand me that tool. I can't reach it.

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Parts of the body (edit)
head ears - eyes - eyebrow - nose - mouth - lips - tongue - tooth (pl. teeth) - cheeks - chin
torso neck - throat - shoulders - chest - breasts - ribs - abdomen - pelvis - back
internal organs heart - lungs - liver - stomach - kidneys - intestines - bladder - ovaries - uterus
extremities arms - hands - fingers - legs - feet - toes
sex organs penis - vagina - testicle - ovary - vulva