either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin
act as the coxswain, in a boat race
terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos); "the kangaroo's forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union
a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
one of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."
something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
the officer below the master on a commercial ship
informal term for a friend of the same sex
the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after onl