Hand vs Cat - What's the difference?

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As a noun hand

is tail.

As an adverb cat is

how much.

As an adjective cat is

how much.

hand

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • The part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in a human, and the corresponding part in many other animals.
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  • *:Using her hands like windshield wipers, she tried to flick snow away from her mouth. When she clawed at her chest and neck, the crumbs maddeningly slid back onto her face. She grew claustrophobic.
  • (lb) That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand.
  • #A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
  • #An index or pointer on a dial; such as the hour and minute hands on the face of an analog clock, which are used to indicate the time of day.
  • (lb) In linear measurement:
  • # Four inches, a hand's breadth.
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  • #*:Boxer was an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together.
  • #(lb) Three inches.
  • A side; part, camp; direction, either right or left.
  • *(w) 38:15:
  • *:On this hand' and that ' hand , were hangings.
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  • *From a speech delivered by (Bertrand Russell) on accepting the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature:
  • *:I maintain, however, on the one hand', that there are few occasions upon which large bodies of men, such as politics is concerned with, can rise above selfishness, while, on the other ' hand , there are a very great many circumstances in which populations will fall below selfishness, if selfishness is interpreted as enlightened self-interest.
  • Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
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  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat.. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand , and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
  • An agent; a servant, or manual laborer, especially in compounds; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful.
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  • An instance of helping.
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  • Handwriting; style of penmanship.
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  • A person's signature.
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  • Personal possession; ownership.
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  • Management, domain, control.
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  • *1611 , (King James Version of the Bible), 1:1
  • *:Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us
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  • (lb) That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once.
  • # The set of cards held by a player.
  • #(lb) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
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  • Applause.
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  • *2013 , Tom Shone, Oscar nominations pull a surprise by showing some taste – but will it last?'' (in ''The Guardian , 11 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/jan/11/oscar-nominations-surprise-taste]
  • *:Also a big hand for Silver Linings Playbook, an exuberant modern screwball comedy we had, in an unseemly fit of cynicism, deemed "too entertaining" for Academy voters.
  • (lb) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
  • A whole rhizome of ginger.
  • The feel of a fabric; the impression or quality of the fabric as judged qualitatively by the sense of touch.
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  • (lb) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
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  • *(w) 6.36:
  • *:Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by my hand .
  • (lb) Agency in transmission from one person to another.
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  • (lb) Rate; price.
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  • Synonyms

    * (part of the arm below the wrist) manus (obsolete), paw (of some animals)

    Usage notes

    Hand is used figuratively for a large variety of acts or things, in the doing, or making, or use of which the hand is in some way employed or concerned; also, as a symbol to denote various qualities or conditions, as, : (a) Activity; operation; work; — in distinction from the head, which implies thought, and the heart, which implies affection. :: His hand will be against every man. — Genesis 16:12 : (b) Power; might; supremacy; — often in the Scriptures. :: With a mighty hand . . . will I rule over you. — Ezekiel 20:33 . : (c) Fraternal feeling; as, to give, or take, the hand'; to give the right ' hand : (d) Contract; — commonly of marriage; as, to ask the hand ; to pledge the hand.

    Meronyms

    * (part of the fore limb below the forearm) index finger, middle finger, palm, pinky, ring finger, thumb

    Derived terms

    * all hands * at hand * backhand, backhanded * back of one's hand * bite the hand that feeds one * by hand * change hands * China Hand * close at hand * * dead man's hand * deckhand * dishpan hands * Dutch hand * empty-handed * farmhand * fill one's hand * first hand * force somebody's hand * glad hand * handbag * hand ball or handball * hand basket * handbreadth * handful * hand gear * hand grenade * handgun * hand in glove * hand in hand * handicraft * handiwork * handjob * handle * handly * handmade * handmill * hand over fist * hand over hand * hand press * handrail * handsaw * hands off * hands down * hands on * hands up * hand to hand * hand to mouth, hand-to-mouth * handwork * handy * hat in hand * have a hand in * have blood on one's hands * have one's hands full * heavy-handed * hired hand * hour hand * idle hands are the devil's workshop * in good hands * in hand * laying on of hands * left-handed * lend a hand * live from hand to mouth * minute hand * off-hand * old hand * on hand * on the one hand * on the other hand * out of hand * out of someone's hands * overhand * play into someone's hands * play the hand one is dealt * put one's hands together * putty in someone's hands * ranchhand * red-handed * right-handed * second hand, second-hand * shake hands * show of hands * stablehand * stagehand * take in hand * the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world * tie someone's hands * tip one's hand * try one's hand at * underhand * underhanded * wash one's hands of

    See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To give, pass, or transmit with the hand, literally or figuratively.
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  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.}}
  • To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct.
  • (obsolete) To manage.
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  • (obsolete) To seize; to lay hands on.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (rare) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
  • (transitive, nautical, said of a sail) To furl.
  • (Totten)
  • (obsolete) To cooperate.
  • Derived terms

    * hand down * hand in * hand off * hand out * hand over

    References

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    cat

    English

    (wikipedia cat)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) , (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal of the family Felidae :
  • *2011 , Karl Kruszelnicki, Brain Food (ISBN 1466828129), page 53:
  • *:Mammals need two genes to make the taste receptor for sugar. Studies in various cats (tigers, cheetahs and domestic cats) showed that one of these genes has mutated and no longer works.
  • #A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus ) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.
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  • #*:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat —in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
  • #Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.
  • A catfish.
  • *1913 , (Willa Cather), :
  • *:She missed the fish diet of her own country, and twice every summer she sent the boys to the river, twenty miles to the southward, to fish for channel cat .
  • A person.
  • #(lb) A spiteful or angry woman.
  • #An enthusiast or player of jazz.
  • #*2008 , (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), "Hold on to Yourself":
  • #*:I turn on the radio / There's some cat on the saxophone / Laying down a litany of excuses
  • #(lb) A person (usually male).
  • #(lb) A prostitute.
  • (lb) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
  • (Short form of) cat-o'-nine-tails.
  • *1839 , testimony by , recorded in the Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York (Assembly No. 335), page 44:
  • *:he used this '''cat''' on one other man, and then destroyed the ' cat wound with wire.
  • (lb) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer )
  • (lb) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
  • The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
  • #The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
  • A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.
  • *1969 , Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life (Holloway House Publishing):
  • *:"What the hell, so this broad's got a prematurely-gray cat ."
  • *2005 , Carolyn Chambers Sanders, Sins & Secrets (Hachette Digital):
  • *:As she came up, she tried to put her cat in his face for some licking.
  • *2007 , Franklin White, Money for Good (Simon and Schuster), page 64:
  • *:I had a notion to walk over to her, rip her apron off, sling her housecoat open and put my finger inside her cat to see if she was wet or freshly fucked because the dream I had earlier was beginning to really annoy me.
  • A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.
  • Synonyms
    * ) * (any member of the family Felidae) felid * feline cat, a feline * pantherine cat, a pantherine * panther (i.e. tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard), (narrow sense) panther (i.e. black panther) * , "saber-toothed cat" (saber-tooth) * (domestic species) puss, pussy, malkin, kitty, pussy-cat, grimalkin * (man) bloke (qualifier), chap (British), cove (UK), dude, fellow, fella, guy * (spiteful woman) bitch * See also * See also
    Hyponyms
    * (domestic species) housecat, malkin, kitten, mouser, tomcat
    Derived terms
    * a cat may look at a king * all cats are grey in the dark, all cats are grey by night * alley cat * African golden cat * Andean cat * Asiatic golden cat * bay cat * black-footed cat * bobcat * barn cat * Burmese cat, Burmese * cat and mouse * cat box * cat food * cat that ate the canary, cat that swallowed the canary * cat in the meal-tub * cat in the sack * catbird * cat-block * cat-burglar * catcall * cat-eyed * caterwaul * catfish * cat-flap * cat-footed * cat got someone's tongue, cat got your tongue? * catgut * cat-harpin * cathead, cat-head * cat-house * cat-ice * catkin * cat-lap * cat-lick * catlike * catling * cat litter * catloaf * catly * catmint * cat-nap, cat nap, catnap * catnip * cat-o'-nine-tails * cat's cradle * cat's eye * cat's meat * cat's meow * cat's pajamas, the cat's pyjamas * cat's paw * cat scratch fever * cat state * cat's-tail * cat's whisker * cat's whiskers * cattish * catshit * cat-trap * catty * Caturday * catwalk, cat-walk * cat-witted * Chinese desert cat * copycat * curiosity killed the cat * domestic cat * fat cat * feral cat * fight like cats and dogs * fishing cat * flat-headed cat * Geoffroy's cat * housecat * it would make a cat laugh * jungle cat * lead a cat-and-dog life * leopard cat * let the cat out of the bag * like a cat in a strange garret * like a cat on hot bricks * like a cat on a hot tin roof * like herding cats * like the cat that got the cream * little spotted cat * lolcat * Maine Coon cat, Maine Coon * Manx cat, Manx * marbled cat * native cat * not enough room to swing a cat * Pallas cat * pampas cat * Persian cat, Persian * rain cats and dogs * reduced cat * Russian Blue cat, Russian Blue * rusty-spotted cat * sand cat * scaredy-cat * * Siamese cat, Siamese * spokescat * tabby cat, tabby * there's more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to skin a cat * tom cat, tomcat * wait for the cat to jump * wildcat, wild cat * when the cat's away the mice will play
    See also
    * Burmese * feline * kitten, kitty * Manx * Maine Coon * meow * mog, moggie, moggy * miaow * nine lives * Persian * Russian Blue * * Siamese * tabby

    Verb

    (catt)
  • (nautical) To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
  • (nautical) To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  • (slang) To vomit something.
  • Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of catamaran .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A catamaran.
  • Etymology 3

    Abbreviation of catenate .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.
  • Verb

    (catt)
  • (computing) To apply the cat command to (one or more files).
  • To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
  • Etymology 4

    Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) terrible, disastrous.
  • The weather was cat , so they returned home early.
    Usage notes
    This usage is common in speech but rarely appears in writing.

    Etymology 5

    Shortened from methcathinone.

    Noun

    (-)
  • Etymology 6

    Shortened from catapult.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (military, naval) A catapult.
  • a carrier's bow cats

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