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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 ...

Examples

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  1. he judged his chance was now at hand.
  2. he wishes to have a messenger at hand.
  3. evidently the expected rain was close at hand.
  4. the work at hand is not a theoretical treatise.
  5. we believe that peace is at hand.

Related Words

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  2. at gunpoint meaning
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  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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