(in sign language) the held position of the and fingers in producing a particular sign.
[handz-awf, -of] /ˈhændzˈɔf, -ˈɒf/ adjective 1. characterized by nonintervention or noninterference: the new hands-off foreign policy. 2. remote or unfriendly; estranging: a truculent, hands-off manner toward strangers. adjective 1. (of a machine, device, etc) without need of manual operation 2. denoting a policy, etc, of deliberate noninvolvement: a hands-off strategy towards industry also hands off, […]
[han-suh m] /ˈhæn səm/ adjective, handsomer, handsomest. 1. having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength; good-looking: a handsome man; a handsome woman. 2. having pleasing proportions, relationships, or arrangements, as of shapes, forms, or colors; attractive: a handsome house; a handsome interior. 3. exhibiting skill, taste, and refinement; well-made: a […]
- Handsome is as handsome does
How one acts is more important than how one looks. For example, He may be homely, but he’s the kindest man I’ve ever met—handsome is as handsome does. This expression already appeared in John Ray’s 1670 collection of proverbs.
[han-suh m-lee] /ˈhæn səm li/ adverb 1. in a manner; pleasingly; successfully. adv. 1540s, “conveniently,” from handsome + -ly (2). Meaning “attractively” is from 1610s; “liberally” from 1735.