Definitions for hand down

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hand down(verb)ænd

    to give sth to a younger family member

    a beautiful gold watch that he handed down to his grandson

Wiktionary

  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.)


Translations for hand down

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hand down

to pass on from one generation to the next

These customs have been handed down from father to son since the Middle Ages.

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