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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hands, custodynoun

    (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, mennoun

    the force of workers available


  1. Hands

    Hands is the first single released from American singer Jewels second album, Spirit (1998). A "Christmas version" of the song appears on Joy: A Holiday Collection. No commercial single was issued in the United States, and the singles that were issued internationally received the album version. The radio edit can be found only on promos for the single. Even without a physical release, the song still reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and the video reached number one on VH1's Top 10 Countdown. It also reached number one in Canada for one week and peaked within the top 30 in Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand.


  1. hands

    Hands are the paired limbs located at the end of the arms in humans. They typically consist of fingers and a thumb, which enable grasping, holding, and manipulating objects with a high degree of dexterity and precision. Hands are essential for activities such as fine motor skills, tactile sensing, communication through gestures, and performing various tasks in daily life.


  1. Hands

    Hands is the third studio album by recording artist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal released in March 1998. This was his first release under the Bumblefoot name.

Editors Contribution

  1. hands

    Plural form of the word hand.

    We human beings have our hands and we are so grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 16, 2015  

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  1. hands

    Song lyrics by hands -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by hands on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. Hands

    Hands vs. Hands-on -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Hands and Hands-on.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HANDS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hands is ranked #18939 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hands surname appeared 1,441 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hands.

    60.7% or 875 total occurrences were White.
    30.2% or 436 total occurrences were Black.
    6% or 87 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HANDS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #477

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HANDS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #857

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HANDS in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HANDS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of HANDS in a Sentence

  1. Rodolfo Karisch:

    This incident highlights the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of smugglers, children, in particular, are extremely vulnerable, not only to exploitation but also to the elements of the environment.

  2. Dave Levinthal of the Center:

    It sure doesn't hurt being a non-candidate candidate who leads his own super PAC until which time he hands it over to be run by his most intimate political supporters upon officially announcing a presidential run, the unspoken message will still be crystal clear: Support me with money and support me with lots of it.

  3. Abby Johnson:

    I could n’t believe we gave a significant amount of money directly into the hands of Planned Parenthood.

  4. Ed Markey:

    Whether it is our cars, our thermostats or our household appliances, if these personal devices are connected to the Internet, they are a potential privacy threat, consumers’ most sensitive information is collected and turned into dossiers that are pure gold in the hands of marketers and pitchmen. We need strong, legally enforceable rules … to ensure personal information is protected.

  5. Randy Feenstra:

    I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support over the past 17 months that made tonight possible and I thank Congressman King for his decades of public service, as we turn to the General Election, I will remain focused on my plans to deliver results for the families, farmers and communities of Iowa. But first, we must make sure this seat doesn't land in the hands of Nancy Pelosi and Nancy Pelosi liberal allies in Congress. Tomorrow, we get back to work.

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