Translation of hand in Spanish:

hand

mano, n.

Pronunciation /hænd//hand/

noun

  • 1

    Anatomy
    mano feminine
    I received it from the king's own hand lo recibí de manos del rey
    • with one's own hands con sus (or mis etc.) propias manos
    • to give sb one's hand darle la mano a algn
    • they were holding hands when they arrived llegaron tomados / agarrados de la mano
    • I took Mary's hand in mine to take her across the road le di la mano a Mary para cruzar la calle
    • he took me by the hand me cogió de la mano
    • we were all on our hands and knees, looking for the ring estábamos todos a gatas / en cuatro patas, buscando el anillo
    • he wouldn't give it to me even if I went down on my hands and knees no me lo daría ni aunque se lo pidiera de rodillas
    • to have/hold sth in one's hands tener/llevar algo en la mano
    • to hold on with both hands agarrarse / sujetarse con las dos manos
    • to hold out one's hand to sb tenderle la mano a algn
    • to put one's hand up / to raise one's hand levantar la mano
    • from hand to hand de mano en mano
    • a piece for four hands una pieza para cuatro manos
    • hand-sewn / -stitched cosido a mano
    • hand-painted pintado a mano
    • The spike from the fence went through his wrist and into the palm of his hand.
    • The rash doesn't itch and is usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
    • She holds a vessel in one hand and a cloth in another as she pours a libation before him.
    • He opened his eyes, looking up to see the woman's hand holding a damp cloth to his face.
    • He suddenly cries out in pain as the hot knife handle burns his hand, but he doesn't let go.
    • Martindale's hand was up in the air like a schoolboy waiting for the teacher to call on him.
    • She grinned and pulled a triangle of white paper out of her pocket and put it in Faith's hand.
    • Fold the thumb of the left hand into the palm of the hand and wrap the fingers around the thumb.
    • Drop the pulleys to the lowest setting, grasp a handle in each hand and lie back on the bench.
    • Fingers, thumbs and hands were broken in combat, but there are few visible signs of the mutilation.
    • Four days later he developed a mild temperature, a sore throat, blisters on the palms of his hands and weals on his tongue.
    • I raised both of my hands, palms outward, and performed some of the most basic bhangra moves.
    • He ties the man's hand in front of his chest with a length of gauze, and wraps the body in a sheet.
    • Ever since she has taken to wearing her bag over her shoulder with her other hand pushed through the handles and in her pocket.
    • She was holding a duffel bag and pair of high heels in one hand, and a bottle of Tylenol in the other.
    • Squeeze the soil ball between your thumb and fingers in the palm of your hand to make a ribbon.
    • Flatten the pieces out in the palm of your hand, stretching with your fingers.
    • Father and son put their hands palm to palm, separated by the glass.
    • Hold your hands, palms downwards, over the cloth and send your witch-power into the herbs.
    • After burning incense on the stove, he began to chant, holding out his hands with his palms upward.
  • 2

    • 2.1(agency)

      mano feminine
      the hand of God/Fate la mano de Dios/del destino
      • to die by one's own hand quitarse la vida
      • He had a hand in all four goals that gave Celtic an astonishing victory over the Serie A giants.
      • She has no doubt that Irving had a big hand in her rise to the top ranks of the world's squash players.
      • Dave Robinson starred as he scored one and had a hand in the other four goals.
      • Keep in mind, the broad that runs this joint had a big hand in helping these folks out.
      • Reg Goodfellow, with two goals and two assists, had a hand in all four La Broquerie goals.
      • He scored a fine individual try, had a big hand in Austerfield's brace and threatened the Batley line time and again.
      • Generous in his praise of those around him, Lewis singled out his mother, who is reported to have had a big hand in his retirement.
      • Ms Bradford, who is in the House today, had a big hand in helping us with the process of planning.

    • 2.2informal (assistance)

      do you need/want a hand with that? ¿te echo / doy una mano con eso?
      • if you need a hand si necesitas ayuda
      • Bradford's Industrial Museum has been giving a helping hand to a textile archive in Leeds.
      • "Do you need a hand?" I ask.

    • 2.3hands plural(possession, control, care)

      the contract is now in the hands of the lawyer ahora el contrato está en manos del abogado
      • your future lies in your own hands tu futuro depende de ti
      • can I leave the matter in your hands? ¿puedo dejar el asunto en tus manos?
      • in private hands en manos (de) particulares
      • in good/capable hands en buenas manos
      • my life is in your hands mi vida depende de ti
      • how did that vase come into your hands? ¿cómo llegó a tus manos ese jarrón?

  • 3

    (side)
    on sb's right/left hand a la derecha/izquierda de algn
  • 4

    • 4.1Games
      (set of cards)

      mano feminine
      cartas feminine
      a good/poor hand una buena/mala mano
      • Alice de Souza has dealt herself a winning hand and she has played it skillfully.
      • But to be Franck is to be polite, cultured and dignified enough to accept the hand dealt by the game's fates.
      • Players are dealt a hand of five cards and play is around the table as one would expect.
      • The same applies if a team has a meld of less than seven pure aces and three or more aces in a player's hand.
      • It's like being dealt a hand of cards, before arranging them into suits.
      • In case of a tie between two hands, the discarded card is used to decide which is better.
      • The event promises to be a great day out and full of fun as we raise money to help the unfortunates dealt such a cruel hand in life.
      • You may draw the top card off the stock pile, and then discard one card from your hand.
      • Even at this stage of life fate dealt a tough hand to Matty as far as his family was concerned, he was never to see them again.
      • When I came back out, Torin had dealt us both a hand and had a steaming mug of hot chocolate laid out for me.
      • Paul won almost by default because of Jon's lousy hand in the first round.
      • Up to dinner I played very well with the little that I was given, only going into about four or five hands and winning them all.
      • Even if you are dealt a bad hand, you might still see or raise a bet, or even bet all your chips at once.
      • If the joker is turned up, there are no wild cards and the value of the hand is doubled.
      • The total value of all the cards in the hands of the other players is added to the winner's cumulative score.
      • Yes, he was dealt a hard hand by fate, but should he have gone the way he did?
      • There will be a new hand dealt in Malaysia and I think that we have a chance of doing well.
      • If anyone else has these in their hand at the end of a round their entire hand is worthless!
      • Michael then asks Heather if she's ever felt that she's been dealt a bad hand.
      • This is the equivalent of slow-playing a brilliant hand at poker, so that you draw in your prey.

    • 4.2Games
      (round of card game)

      mano feminine
      • He played golf into his late 80s, tended a large garden, and played a fine hand at bridge.
      • When one player has won four tricks, the hand is over and that player is the winner.
      • There is bad news today for any bald, guitar-playing Afghani who likes a hand of Bridge.

    • 4.3Games
      (player)

      jugador masculine
      jugadora feminine

  • 5

    • 5.1(worker)

      obrero masculine
      obrera feminine
      farm hand peón masculine Latin America
      • they're taking on new hands están contratando más mano de obra / más trabajadores
      • He had a stable hand hitch up the horses and then he helped Lydia up into the buggy.
      • Workers back then were beings with blue collars, drivers or wharfies or factory hands.
      • When they reached the castle she gave her horse to a stable hand and headed for her room.
      • Poor bastard must wake up in a shipwreck every morning - hands on the mast and seamen everywhere.
      • All of the horses had to be led down to the bottom of the field by stable hands as firefighters dealt with the flames.
      • Roger also worked as a bus boy, a kitchen hand, and a labourer on many different sites.
      • The village itself, built to house agricultural hands, now has just two men thus employed.
      • It concerns a factory hand who is sent to Coventry by his co-workers when he refuses to go on strike.
      • She nodded as if agreeing with him and then called over some stable hands to take the horses.
      • Hanssen's ship now looks ready to go down with all hands on board.
      • She had starred at the wood each morning since she had been hired as a hand on farm at the age of 12.
      • She ordered one of the stable hands to put the horse back in his stall, and left the training ring.

    • 5.2Nautical

      marinero masculine
      the hands gathered on the foredeck la marinería se congregó en la cubierta de proa
      • the ship went down with all hands el barco se hundió con toda la tripulación a bordo

    • 5.3(experienced person)

      an old hand un veterano
      • he's an old hand at negotiating tiene mucha experiencia en negociaciones

  • 6informal

    (applause)
    a big hand un gran aplauso
    • let's have a really big hand for … un gran aplauso para …
    • What scares me is that many of those who voted for her in the past now think she's insane, and yet she gets a big hand abroad.
    • Let's give them each a big hand.
    • Step forward our friends at - you guessed it, give them a big hand - Scotland on Sunday.
  • 7literary

    (handwriting)
    letra feminine
    she writes a neat/clear hand tiene buena letra/una letra muy clara
    • the letter was in her own hand la carta era de su puño y letra
    • Even fountain pens, though invented around 1884, were thought to be incompatible with a neat hand, and ballpoints were definitely the devil's invention.
    • This manuscript is written in a bold hand, with black ink, and is illuminated with rude portraits of the Evangelists.
  • 8

    (on a clock)
    manecilla feminine
    aguja feminine
    the hour hand la manecilla / la aguja de las horas
    • the minute hand el minutero
    • the second hand la manecilla / la aguja de los segundos
    • That is, the hands of the circadian clock are moved forward or backwards.
    • I could barely make out the golden hands of the clock in the dim light of the candle.
    • He glanced at the clock, the big hand on the twelve and the small one on the nine.
    • She glances up at the clock then places a hand on her chest, always the drama queen.
    • What kind of food makes people weep or sets them moving around a table like the hands of a clock?
    • I have a pint of Guinness as we chat and then a second as the clock hands crawl past one.
    • The gigantic hands of the clock watching over us up on the wall made me impatient.
    • Rotating his body like the hand of a clock, he shuffled around the lamb, examining it from every angle.
    • As what seemed to be the result of the flash, the three hands of the clock began to speed up.
    • In fact, the hands of the clock above the mirrored bar stand still, encouraging you to linger.
    • Everywhere I looked were clocks without hands and forks without knives.
    • Time passes again, the same clock hands spin madly, the same bells ring and the same chimes chime.
    • The clock's hands pointed at the twelve and six, reflecting his initial sense of time.
    • The hands of Bella's clock quietly ticked away as she stared down at the five outfits on her bed.
    • Jane swung the bulk of her pack onto her right shoulder like the hand of a clock striking zero hour.
    • There was a clock and the hands would move when a fast food company sold x amount of burgers.
    • The hands of the clock began to spin so fast that each minute the clock chimed a new hour.
    • He closed his eyes and the clock's hands began to whirl, the numbers glowing softly.
    • But then the clock beside it has hands and ticks, which probably dates it a bit.
  • 9

    (measurement of horse)
    palmo masculine
    • Direct Access is no pony himself and at 17 hands is the biggest horse in Lungo's yard.
    • How many hands high was Secretariat?

transitive verb

  • 1

    to hand sb sth
    • to hand sth to sb pasarle algo a algn
    • could you hand me that hammer, please? ¿me pasas ese martillo, por favor?
    • she handed the book to her father le pasó el libro a su padre
    • he was handed a stiff sentence le impusieron una pena severa
    • Smith handed Jones an easy victory Smith le regaló la victoria a Jones
    • Morgan finally dug up a gemstone, picked it up and handed it to Evelyn, who put it in a bag.
    • When she found out Mr Rose had changed his mind and handed the honour to Miss Loos, she was determined she wouldn't let it lie.
    • Kneeling down, she handed the dog a treat and picked it up, scooping it carefully with her arm.
    • Marty had bent down and picked up my books and handed them back to me without a word.
    • The guy behind the counter hands Jason the monkey and Jason gives him the tickets.
    • His second hour students were already pouring into class as he handed them both a pass.
    • After handing her horse to a stableboy waiting nearby, Kayin took a deep breath and entered.
    • There's something really great about getting actual mail in your actual mailbox, or handing a card to someone.
    • Today, in the absence of a real fans' favourite, Reyna may find himself handed an important role.
    • Someone threw it over the barriers and the security guard picked it up and handed it to me!
    • But Hughes has no qualms about handing another starring role to teenager Dean Lord.
    • I picked up the red t-shirt off the carpet and handed it to him, watching as he slipped it over his head.
    • The scheme was given a huge boost by council chiefs who handed the organisation a £25,000 grant.
    • He picked up the beer and handed it to the man before turning and making his way down the corridor.
    • He starts to cry and kind-hearted Beckham walks past, picks the car out the mud, cleans it and hands it back to him.
    • I was just about to bend over and pick it up when who should hand it to me but John himself.
    • One of our members handed it into the school at 5pm to be passed to the board.
    • At present, all tax receipts go to the UK Treasury and money is handed back to Scotland in the form of a block grant.
    • Hastily he picked the book up and handed it to her and bowed his head before standing.