by hand
phrasal 1. with the hands or a hand-worked implement (as a tool or pen) rather than with a machine 2. from one individual directly to another <
deliver the document by hand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • By 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

  • by hand — ► made or done using your hands rather than a machine: »She entered the information into a computer by hand. ► delivered by a person, rather than sent in the mail: »It had been delivered by hand and there was no post mark. → See also HANDMADE(Cf …   Financial and business terms

  • by hand — ► by hand by a person and not a machine. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • by hand — [v] manually arduously, laboriously, strenuously, the hard way, tooth and nail; concept 544 …   New thesaurus

  • by hand — adverb without the use of a machine (Freq. 1) this dress is sewn by hand • Ant: ↑by machine * * * by a person and not a machine the crop has to be harvested by hand * * * by hand 1 : with the hands The stone was carved by hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • by hand — without the help of a machine. If calculators are permitted, we have no idea whether or not students can compute by hand. My dad and I used to split logs by hand, but now we rent a log splitter …   New idioms dictionary

  • by hand — 1) using your hands rather than a machine 2) if a letter is delivered by hand, it is not delivered by the post service …   English dictionary

  • by hand — adverb Manually; without the use of automation or machines. The computers went down and they had to do all the bookkeeping by hand that day …   Wiktionary

  • by hand — by a person and not a machine. → hand …   English new terms dictionary

  • by hand — manually, by using the hand …   English contemporary dictionary

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