What does hand down mean?

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"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chrystal Harmes:

    He put one hand down and started walking 'zombie-like' toward the officers.

  2. Mayor Mike Rawlings:

    Holy smokes, that's the original fingerprints. Could you imagine holding his hand down?

  3. John F. Kennedy:

    It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.

  4. Malik Muhammad Ajmal:

    He wasn't only a juvenile, but he didn't know about the charges framed against him by the military authorities to hand down a death sentence. ... Why have they kept him in detention for so long and under what charges?

  5. Queen Constance:

    Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman, our tradition has it that when you are king, the elderly wives remain to hand down the tradition to the younger wives, and also to teach the king the tradition because the king had been a prince, not a king.

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