insubstantial words, arguments, gestures, or actions used in an attempt to explain or persuade.
a hand signal that one does not want to give a full explanation; also, an argument that is not fully supported or fully convincing
A signal that one does not want to give a full explanation; also, an argument that is not fully supported or fully convincing: They asked him about progress, but he just offered some hand-waving. / She tried to explain why she forgot, but the hand-waving said it all
[hang-kee-pang-kee] /ˈhæŋ kiˈpæŋ ki/ noun, Informal. 1. unethical behavior; deceit: When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky-panky going on. 2. illicit sexual relations. /ˈhæŋkɪˈpæŋkɪ/ noun (informal) 1. dubious or suspicious behaviour 2. foolish behaviour or talk 3. illicit sexual relations n. also hanky panky, 1841, […]
[han-uh] /ˈhæn ə/ noun 1. the mother of Samuel. I Sam. 1:20. 2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “grace.”. /ˈhænə/ noun 1. (Old Testament) the woman who gave birth to Samuel (I Samuel 1–2) fem. proper name, biblical mother of the prophet Samuel, from Hebrew, literally “graciousness,” from stem of hanan […]
[han-uh] /ˈhæn ə/ noun 1. Marcus Alonzo (“Mark”) 1837–1904, U.S. merchant and politician: senator 1897–1904. /ˈhænə/ noun 1. William. 1910–2001, US animator and film producer who with Joseph Barbera (1911–2006) created the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry in the 1940s; the Hanna–Barbera company later produced numerous cartoon series for television.
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[mawr, mohr] /mɔr, moʊr/ noun 1. Hannah, 1745–1833, English writer on religious subjects. 2. Paul Elmer, 1864–1937, U.S. essayist, critic, and editor. 3. Sir Thomas, 1478–1535, English humanist, statesman, and author: canonized in 1935. /mɔː/ determiner 1. 2. 3. more of, to a greater extent or degree: we see more of Sue these days, more […]