Meaning : The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
He had the hands of a surgeon.
He extended his mitt.
Meaning : Ability.
He wanted to try his hand at singing.
Meaning : A position given by its location to the side of an object.
Objections were voiced on every hand.
Meaning : The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time.
I didn't hold a good hand all evening.
He kept trying to see my hand.
Synonyms : deal
Meaning : One of two sides of an issue.
On the one hand..., but on the other hand....
Meaning : A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece.
The big hand counts the minutes.
Meaning : A unit of length equal to 4 inches. Used in measuring horses.
The horse stood 20 hands.
Meaning : A card player in a game of bridge.
We need a 4th hand for bridge.
Synonyms : bridge player
Meaning : A round of applause to signify approval.
Give the little lady a great big hand.
Meaning : Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos).
The kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting.
Meaning : Physical assistance.
Give me a hand with the chores.
Synonyms : helping hand
Meaning : Place into the hands or custody of.
Hand me the spoon, please.
Turn the files over to me, please.
He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.
Meaning : Guide or conduct or usher somewhere.
Hand the elderly lady into the taxi.