1. close in space; within reach;
2. close in time; about to occur;
Having the right equipment at hand will be enormously helpful.
Somewhere close at hand a train rattled by.
When he writes , he always keeps a dictionary at hand.
Soon school will end and the vacation will be at hand.
This reported there was trouble at hand.
Victory is at hand.
Realizing that his retirement was near at hand, he looked for some additional income.
Extra boiling water should be kept at hand just in case it is needed.
Please concentrate on the business at hand and don't drag in irrelevant issues.
These remarks don't have any relationship to the problem at hand; they are incongruous and should be stricken from the record.
" What evil thing is at hand ? " would Hester say to herself.
A rocket bomb must have dropped quite near at hand.
He had to keep his mind on the business at hand.
Here are Crabbe's Tales, and the Idler, at hand to relieve you.
Now the long awaited winter vacation is near at hand.