HyperDic: at_hand

English > 2 senses of the expression at hand:
ADJECTIVEallat hand, close at handclose in space
allat hand, close at hand, imminent, impendent, impendingclose in time
English > at hand: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningclose in space; within reach / reach.
Example"the town is close at hand"
Synonymclose at hand
BroadercloseAt or within a short / short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
English > at hand: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningclose in time; about to occur.
Examples
  • "retribution is at hand"
  • "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"
Synonymsclose at hand, imminent, impendent, impending
BroadercloseAt or within a short / short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
Spanishinmediato, inminente, próximo, venidero
Catalanimmediat, proper, pròxim

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