usage: (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
2. work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men, force, personnel
usage: a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
9. hand, side
usage: a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"
10. hand, pointer
usage: a member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"
11. hand, handbreadth, handsbreadth
usage: a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
12. hand, sailor, crewman
usage: a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
13. bridge player, hand, card player
usage: 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"- Springfield (Mass.) Union
14. hand, applause, hand clapping, clapping
usage: physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
1. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give, transfer
usage: 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"
2. hand, lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
usage: guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"