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English noun: hands

1. hands (act) (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child


SamplesMy fate is in your hands.
Too much power in the president's hands.
Your guests are now in my custody.
The mother was awarded custody of the children.


Synonymscustody


Broader (hypernym)guardianship, keeping, safekeeping

2. hands (group) the force of workers available


Synonymsmanpower, men, work force, workforce


Broader (hypernym)force, personnel


Narrower (hyponym)complement, full complement


Part holonymshift


Member holonymcrew, gang, work party









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