at hand
phrasal 1. near in time or place ; within reach <
use whatever ingredients are at hand
>
2. currently receiving or deserving attention <
the business at hand
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • At hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at hand — also[at close hand] or[near at hand] {adv. phr.} 1. Easy to reach; nearby. * /When he writes, he always keeps a dictionary at hand./ 2. {formal} Coming soon; almost here. * /Examinations are past and Commencement Day is at hand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at hand — also[at close hand] or[near at hand] {adv. phr.} 1. Easy to reach; nearby. * /When he writes, he always keeps a dictionary at hand./ 2. {formal} Coming soon; almost here. * /Examinations are past and Commencement Day is at hand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ hand — • at hand • at close hand • near at hand adv. phr. 1. Easy to reach; nearby. When he writes, he always keeps a dictionary at hand. 2. formal Coming soon; almost here. Examinations are past and Commencement Day is at hand …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at hand — ► available: »Help is at hand for owners of small and growing businesses. ► being worked on or dealt with at the present time: »He would use his team members particular experiences and talents to help him attack the problem at hand. Main Entry:… …   Financial and business terms

  • at hand — ► at hand near; readily accessible. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • at hand — index available, close (near), forthcoming, immediate (imminent), immediate (not distant), imminent …   Law dictionary

  • at hand — adjective 1. close in space; within reach (Freq. 5) the town is close at hand • Syn: ↑close at hand • Similar to: ↑close 2. close in time; about to occur (Freq. 4) …   Useful english dictionary

  • at hand — Synonyms and related words: about, about to be, accessible, adaptable, all around, along toward, already in sight, approaching, around, at close quarters, attendant, available, brewing, close, close about, close at hand, close by, coming,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • at hand — happening or present at this time. The space shuttle s crew must stay completely focused on the task at hand. The list includes 21 legal cases, but none of them deal with the issue at hand. Etymology: from the literal meaning of at hand (= easily …   New idioms dictionary

  • at hand — adjective a) Readily available; within easy reach; nearby. I dont have the information at hand, but I can look it up. b) Being at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble …   Wiktionary

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