1. [ noun ] (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
Synonyms: custody

"my fate is in your hands" "too much power in the president's hands" "the mother was awarded custody of the children"

Related terms: guardianship
2. [ noun ] (work) the force of workers available
Synonyms: men manpower work_force workforce
Related terms: force complement shift gang
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21542
Similar spelling:   handset