What does hand down mean?

Definitions for hand down

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hand down.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand-me-down, hand-down(verb)

    passed on from one person to another

    "not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes"

  2. hand down(verb)

    passed on, as by inheritance

    "This ring was handed down through many generations"


  1. hand down(Verb)

    To transmit in succession, as from father to son, or from predecessor to successor.

  2. hand down(Verb)

    To deliver (the decision of a court, etc.)

  3. hand down(Verb)

    To forward to the proper officer (the decision of a higher court).

  4. hand down(Verb)

    To donate (as second hand.)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hand down in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hand down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of hand down

  1. hand downhand downhand down

Translations for hand down

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for hand down »


Find a translation for the hand down definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these hand down definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"hand down." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 Nov. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/hand down>.

Are we missing a good definition for hand down? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for hand down:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.