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A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
Plural form of finger
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The inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
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  1. The inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
  2. A small metallic representation of a palm leaf added to a military decoration that has been awarded more than one time.
  3. (Nautical) A metal shield worn by sailmakers over the palm of the hand and used to force a needle through heavy canvas.
(Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
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  1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
The act of grasping; grip or clasp of the hand or arms
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  1. The act of grasping; grip or clasp of the hand or arms
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
(Anatomy) The five bones that form intermediate part of the hand between the fingers and the wrist.
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  1. (Anatomy) The five bones that form intermediate part of the hand between the fingers and the wrist.
Short for knuckles.
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  1. Short for knuckles.
  2. Plural form of knuckle
(Dial.) Pa; papa; father
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  1. (Dial.) Pa; papa; father
  2. The foot of an animal, especially a quadruped mammal, that has claws or nails.
  3. (Informal) A human hand, especially a large clumsy one:
A male given name; mostly US and rather rare.
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  1. A male given name; mostly US and rather rare.
  2. A sovereign prince who rules an independent duchy in some European countries.
  3. The title of a duke.
(Basketball) A hook shot.
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  1. (Basketball) A hook shot.
  2. The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
  3. A curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
A person or thing that shakes
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  1. A person or thing that shakes
  2. A container used to mix or blend by shaking:
  3. One that impels, encourages, or supervises action.
A covering for the foot having a flat flexible portion made of rubber or plastic that widens as it extends forward from the toes, used to provide enhanced propulsion in swimming and diving.
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  1. A covering for the foot having a flat flexible portion made of rubber or plastic that widens as it extends forward from the toes, used to provide enhanced propulsion in swimming and diving.
  2. One of the winglike or paddlelike parts of a fish, dolphin, or whale that are used for propelling, steering, and balancing in water.
  3. Any vertical airfoil, fixed or movable, whose chief function is to give stability in flight
Agent noun of grapple; one who grapples.
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  1. Agent noun of grapple; one who grapples.
A small industrial vehicle with a power-operated fork-like pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load, often on pallets, to be lifted and moved
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  1. A small industrial vehicle with a power-operated fork-like pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load, often on pallets, to be lifted and moved
  2. A vehicle equipped with such a device
  3. A device, usually mounted on a small vehicle, for lifting, stacking, etc. heavy objects: it consists typically of projecting prongs that are slid under the load and then raised or lowered
(Singapore) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.
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  1. (Singapore) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.
  2. One who helps; an aide.
  3. A person or thing that helps; esp., an assisting worker who is more or less unskilled
A person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.
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  1. A person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.
  2. One who works at a particular occupation or activity:
  3. Any of a class of sterile or sexually imperfect ants, bees, wasps, etc. that do work for the colony: with the exception of termites, workers are normally females
A person who is employed to perform routine chores and manual labor, especially on a farm or ranch.
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  1. A person who is employed to perform routine chores and manual labor, especially on a farm or ranch.
The art of telling fortunes by examining the hand.
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  1. The art of telling fortunes by examining the hand.
  2. Handwriting; penmanship
  3. Calligraphy or penmanship
A style of handwriting; manner or method of forming letters or figures
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  1. A style of handwriting; manner or method of forming letters or figures
  2. A particular system of writing:
  3. Handwriting; written words, letters, or figures
The art or skill of good handwriting; calligraphy.
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  1. The art or skill of good handwriting; calligraphy.
  2. Handwriting considered as an art or skill
  3. The art, skill, style, or manner of handwriting.
The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
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  1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
  2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
  3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
Any of various processes for guiding the path of a vehicle or missile, by means of built-in equipment.
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  1. Any of various processes for guiding the path of a vehicle or missile, by means of built-in equipment.
  2. Advice or counselling on some topic
  3. Counseling, such as that provided for students seeking advice about vocational and educational matters.
A command or order
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  1. A command or order
  2. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order:
  3. A sequence of bits that tells a computer's central processing unit to perform a particular operation. An instruction can also contain data to be used in the operation.
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A trick; device
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  1. A trick; device
  2. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach:
  3. Ability to do something easily; particular skill
(Obs.) Knowledge, understanding, or judgment
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  1. (Obs.) Knowledge, understanding, or judgment
  2. A developed talent or ability:
  3. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
In ancient Rome, a lesser ceremonial tribute to a hero whose deeds were not great enough to justify a full triumph
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  1. In ancient Rome, a lesser ceremonial tribute to a hero whose deeds were not great enough to justify a full triumph
  2. An enthusiastic outburst of applause or an enthusiastic public welcome
  3. Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
(Idiomatic) An outburst of clapping among a group or audience.
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The activity of clapping hands, especially as part of a musical performance
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  1. The activity of clapping hands, especially as part of a musical performance
The playing of such games; card playing
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  1. The playing of such games; card playing
  2. Plural form of card
  3. Card game
(Informal) Treatment received:
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  1. (Informal) Treatment received:
  2. The cards so distributed; a hand.
  3. Cards dealt
A single shot from each of a number of rifles, artillery pieces, etc. fired together, or a shot from a single gun
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  1. A single shot from each of a number of rifles, artillery pieces, etc. fired together, or a shot from a single gun
  2. A complete course, succession, or series:
  3. (Sports & Games) A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party:
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  1. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party:
  2. To give forth or produce:
  3. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
To give, send, or do (something equivalent to what has been given, sent, or done); give, send, or do in requital or reciprocation
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  1. To give, send, or do (something equivalent to what has been given, sent, or done); give, send, or do in requital or reciprocation
  2. To give back to the owner:
  3. To send, put, or carry back:
Approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc.
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  1. Approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc.
  2. Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands.
  3. Praise; commendation:
A show of public homage or welcome.
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  1. A show of public homage or welcome.
  2. In ancient Rome, a lesser ceremonial tribute to a hero whose deeds were not great enough to justify a full triumph
  3. Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
Enthusiastic expression of praise or approval:
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  1. Enthusiastic expression of praise or approval:
  2. An applauding or round of applause
  3. Any expression of approval or praise
The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
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  1. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
Something, such as a device, that provides improvement:
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  1. Something, such as a device, that provides improvement:
  2. A helpful device
  3. Help or assistance; esp., financial help
An instance or act of helping
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  1. An instance or act of helping
  2. (Baseball) The act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a teammate can make a putout
  3. (Basketball, Ice Hockey) The act of a player who passes the ball or puck in such a way that a teammate scores
The act of assisting.
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  1. The act of assisting.
  2. Aid; help:
The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
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  1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
  2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
  3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
(Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
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  1. (Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
  2. Aid in the form of goods or money given, as by a government agency, to persons unable to support themselves
  3. Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
Assistance in time of distress; relief.
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  1. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
  2. One that affords assistance or relief:
  3. Aid; help; relief
Financial or other help.
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  1. Financial or other help.
  2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  3. Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.
One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly.
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  1. One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly.
  2. A person who labors; esp., a wage-earning worker whose work is largely hard physical labor
A skilled worker, especially in industry.
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  1. A skilled worker, especially in industry.
  2. One who works for a political organization, often wielding influence out of public view.
  3. An employee or other worker with some particular function or skill.
A laborer in a circus who helps set up the tents, etc.
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  1. A laborer in a circus who helps set up the tents, etc.
  2. A laborer employed for temporary or unskilled jobs, as in an oil field.
  3. (Chiefly US) an unskilled laborer, especially at an oilfield, at a circus or on a ship
One who works at a particular occupation or activity:
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  1. One who works at a particular occupation or activity:
  2. A person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.
  3. Any of a class of sterile or sexually imperfect ants, bees, wasps, etc. that do work for the colony: with the exception of termites, workers are normally females
(Slang) A female prostitute
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  1. (Slang) A female prostitute
  2. (Slang) A woman prostitute.
  3. (Informal) A woman who works, esp. at a job not requiring advanced education and training
A man who works in exchange for payment, especially one that does manual labour
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  1. A man who works in exchange for payment, especially one that does manual labour
  2. A man who performs heavy manual or industrial labor.
  3. A worker; esp., an industrial or manual worker; wage earner; laborer
A woman who works for wages.
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  1. A woman who works for wages.
  2. A woman who is gainfully employed; often, specif., such a woman as distinct from a housewife
  3. A woman who works in exchange for payment, especially one that does manual labour
A craftsman
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  1. A craftsman
  2. A craftsman or artisan.
  3. A man who performs manual or industrial labor for wages.
A woman who performs manual labour; the female equivalent of a workman
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  1. A woman who performs manual labour; the female equivalent of a workman
  2. A woman worker, esp. a woman industrial or manual worker
An aspect, as of a problem, seen from a specific point of view.
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  1. An aspect, as of a problem, seen from a specific point of view.
  2. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
  3. The shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex, or by two planes meeting along an edge
The configuration of the stars, constellations, or planets in relation to one another.
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  1. The configuration of the stars, constellations, or planets in relation to one another.
  2. A side facing in a given direction; exposure
  3. The side of an object, such as an organ, that is facing in a particular direction.
(Anat.) Any small, smooth surface on a bone or other hard part
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  1. (Anat.) Any small, smooth surface on a bone or other hard part
  2. Any of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem
  3. One of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal.
A set of assumptions, ideas and standards that form a viewpoint from which philosophical, religious and other ideas may be evaluated
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  1. A set of assumptions, ideas and standards that form a viewpoint from which philosophical, religious and other ideas may be evaluated
  2. A set of ideas, as of philosophical or religious doctrine, in terms of which other ideas are interpreted or assigned meaning.
  3. (Physics) a set of axes which enable an observer to measure the position and motion of all bodies in some system relative to the reference frame
(Architecture) One of two or more openings in a window divided by a mullion or mullions.
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  1. (Architecture) One of two or more openings in a window divided by a mullion or mullions.
  2. A source of light, especially a lamp, a lantern, or an electric lighting fixture:
  3. A person who inspires or is adored by another:
(Physics) The fractional part of a cycle through which an oscillation, as of light or sound waves, has advanced, measured from an arbitrary starting point
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  1. (Physics) The fractional part of a cycle through which an oscillation, as of light or sound waves, has advanced, measured from an arbitrary starting point
  2. A temporary manner, attitude, or pattern of behavior:
  3. A measure of how far some cyclic behavior, such as wave motion, has proceeded through its cycle, measured in degrees or radians. At the beginning of the phase, its value is zero; at one quarter of its cycle, its phase is 90 degrees (π/2 radians); halfway through the cycle its value is 180 degrees (π radians), and so on. &diamf3; The phase angle between two waves is a measure of their difference in phase. Two waves of the same frequency that are perfectly in phase have phase angle zero; if one wave is ahead of the other by a quarter cycle, its phase angle 90 degrees (π/2 radians); waves that are perfectly out of phase have phase angle 180 degrees (π radians), and so on.
Careful thought or attention; heed:
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  1. Careful thought or attention; heed:
  2. One's concern for another; esteem. [from 16th c.]
  3. A particular point or aspect; respect:
The state of being regarded with honor or esteem:
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  1. The state of being regarded with honor or esteem:
  2. A particular point or detail
  3. Consideration or appreciation:
Any aspect or phase as contrasted with another or others
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  1. Any aspect or phase as contrasted with another or others
  2. One of two or more contrasted parts or places within an area, identified by its location with respect to a center:
  3. A distinct aspect:
A lateral part or side:
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  1. A lateral part or side:
  2. The right or left side of a bastion.
  3. The fleshy side of a person or animal between the ribs and the hip
Any aspect or phase as contrasted with another or others
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  1. Any aspect or phase as contrasted with another or others
  2. One of two or more contrasted parts or places within an area, identified by its location with respect to a center:
  3. A distinct aspect:
(Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
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  1. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
  2. To give or hand over; transfer
  3. To give birth.
To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
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  1. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
  2. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
  3. To supply; provide; give
To place in the hands of; pass:
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  1. To place in the hands of; pass:
  2. To accord or tender to another:
  3. (Slang) To abandon a claim, fight, etc.; give in or give up
(Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
To furnish the means of support
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  1. To furnish the means of support
  2. To set down as a stipulation or requirement:
  3. To make available (something needed or desired); furnish:
To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
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  1. To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
  2. To make available for use; provide:
  3. To give, furnish, or provide (what is needed or wanted)
To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
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  1. To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
  2. To transfer oneself or be transferred; move
  3. Any and every method of removing something from one person or place to another; specifically, the handing over of possession or control of assets or title. Transfer may be affected by assignment, by delivery, by indorsement, and by operation of law. Any and every method of removing something from one person or place to another; specifically, the handing over of possession or control of assets or title. Transfer may be affected by assignment, by delivery, by indorsement, and by operation of law. the act of handing over possession or control.
(Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
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  1. (Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
  2. (Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
(--- Law) To convey (property) to an heir or heirs:
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  1. (--- Law) To convey (property) to an heir or heirs:
  2. To convey property to an heir or heirs:
  3. To pronounce; utter:
To send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
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  1. To send or cause to go from one person or place to another, esp. across intervening space or distance; transfer; dispatch; convey
  2. To pass along; impart (a disease, etc.)
  3. To cause to spread; pass on:
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