Handbarrow to Handy
(Hand"bar`row) n. A frame or barrow, without a wheel, carried by hand.
1. A loose, printed sheet, to be distributed by hand.
2. A pruning hook. [Usually written hand bill.]
(Hand"book`) n. [Hand + book; cf. AS. handboc, or G. handbuch.] A book of reference, to
be carried in the hand; a manual; a guidebook.
(Hand"breadth`) n. A space equal to the breadth of the hand; a palm. Ex. xxxvii. 12.
(Hand"cart`), n. A cart drawn or pushed by hand.
(Hand"cloth`) n. A handkerchief.
(Hand"craft`) n. Same as Handicraft.
(Hand"crafts`man) n.; pl. -men A handicraftsman.
(Hand"cuff`) n. [AS. handcops; hand hand + cosp, cops, fetter. The second part was confused
with E. cuffs,] A fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain
with one on the other wrist; a manacle; usually in the plural.
(Hand"cuff`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handcuffed (- kuft`); p. pr. & vb. n. Handcuffing.] To apply
handcuffs to; to manacle. Hay
1. With hands joined; hand in hand.
Into their inmost bower,Milton.
Handed they went.
2. Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.
As poisonous tongued as handed.Shak.
Handed is used in composition in the sense of having (such or so many) hands; as, bloody- handed; free-
handed; heavy-handed; left- handed; single-handed.
(Hand"er) n. One who hands over or transmits; a conveyer in succession. Dryden.
1. Hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping. [Obs.] Shak.
2. Contract; specifically, espousal. [Obs.]
(Hand"fast`), a. Fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands. [Obs.] Bale.
(Hand"fast`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handfasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Handfasting.] To pledge; to
bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to permit cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage. [Obs.]
(Hand"fast`), a. [G. handfest; hand hand + fest strong. See Fast.] Strong; steadfast.[R.]