HyperDic: hands

English > 2 senses of the word hands:
NOUNacthands, custody(with 'in') guardianship over
grouphands, work force, workforce, manpower, menthe force of workers available
hands > pronunciation
Soundshhae'ndz; hhae'nz
Rhymesbadlands / Badlands ... sands: 4 rhymes with aendz...
Cannes
English > hands: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(with 'in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child.
Examples
  • "my fate is in your hands"
  • "too much power in the president's hands"
Synonymcustody
Broaderguardianship, keeping, safekeepingThe responsibility of a guardian or keeper
Spanishcustodia
Catalancustòdia
English > hands: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe force of workers available.
Synonymswork force, workforce, manpower, men
Membersgang, crew, work partyAn organized group of workmen
PartsshiftA crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
Narrowercomplement, full complementNumber needed to make up a whole force
Broaderforce, personnelgroup of people willing / willing to obey orders
Spanishhombres, mano de obra, personal, trabajadores
Catalanhomes, mà d'obra, treballadors

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