What is another word for on hand?

Pronunciation: [ˌɒn hˈand] (IPA)

The phrase "on hand" is often used to describe something that is readily available or within reach. However, there are many synonyms that can be used in its place, such as "available," "accessible," "at the ready," "handy," "convenient," "within reach," "close-by," "nearby," "readily obtainable," and "in reach." These words can be used interchangeably depending on the context of the sentence. For instance, instead of saying "I have the tools on hand," one could say "I have the tools available" or "the tools are at the ready." Utilizing synonyms such as these can help to diversify one's vocabulary and prevent redundancy in writing or speaking.

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What are the hypernyms for On hand?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for on hand?

The phrase "on hand" typically means something is immediately available or accessible. Its antonyms, therefore, are words and phrases that suggest a lack of availability: absent, unavailable, inaccessible, out of reach, and far away. Other antonyms include insufficient, inadequate, and inadequate quantities. These words are useful when describing a situation where something is not readily at hand or when stocking a limited supply of items. Knowing antonyms for "on hand" can help you convey the message you intend, and can help you express a variety of nuanced meanings in your writing or speech.

Famous quotes with On hand

  • If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.
    Eric Bentley
  • I do the cooking at home. Where we eat no more than 100 grams of meat a day and have 'tons' of fresh vegetables. I prepare the vegetables with a wide range of herbs, spices and such. We also keep on hand lots of fruit, yogurt and great breads.
    Graham Kerr
  • There is a large stock on hand; but somehow or other, nobody's experience ever suits us but our own.
    Letitia Landon
  • Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find.
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison.
    John Spratt

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