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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hand \Hand\ (h[a^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handed; p. pr. & vb. n. Handing.] 1. To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter. [1913 Webster] 2. To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage. [1913 Webster] 3. To manage; as, I hand my oar. [Obs.] --Prior. [1913 Webster] 4. To seize; to lay hands on. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To pledge by the hand; to handfast. [R.] [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) To furl; -- said of a sail. --Totten. [1913 Webster] To hand down, to transmit in succession, as from father to son, or from predecessor to successor; as, fables are handed down from age to age; to forward to the proper officer (the decision of a higher court); as, the Clerk of the Court of Appeals handed down its decision. To hand over, to yield control of; to surrender; to deliver up. [1913 Webster]