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IN HAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does in hand mean? 

IN HAND (adjective)
  The adjective IN HAND has 2 senses:

1. accessible at the present time
2. now in consideration or under discussion

  Familiarity information: IN HAND used as an adjective is rare.


IN HAND (adverb)
  The adverb IN HAND has 1 sense:

1. under control

  Familiarity information: IN HAND used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IN HAND (adjective)


Sense 1in hand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accessible at the present time

Context example:

waited for supper...glasses in hand

Similar:

accessible (capable of being reached)


Sense 2in hand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Now in consideration or under discussion

Synonyms:

at issue; in dispute; in question; under consideration; in hand

Context example:

regarding the matter in hand

Similar:

relevant (having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue)


IN HAND (adverb)


Sense 1in hand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Under control

Context example:

the riots were in hand

Antonym:

out of hand (out of control)


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