hands

Primary Meanings of hands

1.
n
(with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
2.
n
the force of workers available
Full Definitions of hands
1

n (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
Synonyms:
custody
Type of:
guardianship, keeping, safekeeping
the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
2

n the force of workers available

Synonyms:
manpower, men, work force, workforce
Types:
complement, full complement
number needed to make up a whole force
company, ship's company
crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
Type of:
force, personnel
group of people willing to obey orders

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