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- adv. Available; ready; in stock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in present possession; as, he has a supply of goods on hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. readily available
From Middle English *onhande, *onhende, from Old English onhende ("on hand, demanding attention"), equivalent to on- + hand. Cognate with Icelandic áhendur ("within reach"). Compare offhand. (Wiktionary)