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at hand meaning

  "at hand" in a sentence
  • Adjective: at hand
    1. Close in space; within reach
      "the town is close at hand"
      - close at hand 
    2. Close in time; about to occur
      "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"
      - close at hand, imminent, impendent, impending

    See also: close


  • [American idiom]
    close by. (Used with both time and distance.)
    I don't happen to have your application at hand at the moment.
    With the holiday season at hand, everyone is very excited.

  • [American slang]
    close by in time or space.
      I don't happen to have your application at hand at the moment.
      With the holiday season at hand, everyone is very excited.
  • by hand:    Adverb: by handWit ...
  • hand:    Noun: hand &n ...
  • hand in:    1. hand in sth • h ...

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  1. whatever it had been it was no more at hand.
  2. the festival of venus was at hand.
  3. your big moment is at hand.
  4. all ingredients are now at hand.
  5. it was an artificial light, almost close at hand.

Related Words

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  2. at gunpoint meaning
  3. at half mast meaning
  4. at half-mast meaning
  5. at half-staff meaning
  6. at hazard meaning
  7. at heart meaning
  8. at home meaning
  9. at home with meaning
  10. at home with so or sth meaning
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