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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hand  \Hand\,  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. 
 
  2.  To  lead,  guide,  or  assist  with  the  hand;  to  conduct;  as 
  to  hand  a  lady  into  a  carriage. 
 
  3.  To  manage;  as  I  hand  my  oar.  [Obs.]  --Prior. 
 
  4.  To  seize;  to  lay  hands  on  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  pledge  by  the  hand;  to  handfast.  [R.] 
 
  6.  (Naut.)  To  furl;  --  said  of  a  sail.  --Totten. 
 
  {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 




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