|1.||[ noun ] (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child|
"my fate is in your hands" "too much power in the president's hands" "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
|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|