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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.


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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