from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The distal part of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the wrist and hand or the carpus and forefoot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a man, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
- n. The power over other people, especially that of a man over his wife.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hand.
- n. In Roman law: Same as dominium, but more commonly used of power over persons.
- n. More specifically, the power of a Roman husband over his wife: as, in manu (of a woman), under the marital authority.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Latin, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin manus ("hand"). (Wiktionary)