from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The grasping of hands by two people, as in greeting or leave-taking.
- n. Computer Science An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization.
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- n. The grasping of hands by two people when greeting or leave-taking
- n. An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
By analogy, a handshake is a warm way to greet a client in business, but rather cold among family members where a hug is more appropriate.
My adventure to the White House ended with a handshake from the president and the words: "Thank you for everything you are doing -- you are truly an inspiration."
Renee writes: well i feel a firm handshake is necessary when you meet an elder or someone of a professional buessiness.
Make sure your handshake is conveying the message you want it to convey.
A handshake is much simpler than the loans I deal with every day.
Sad that people don't know that the handshake is stronger than the fist.
They've yet to learn that the handshake is stronger than the fist.
We need to remember and practice: The handshake is stronger than the fist.
A simple smile and handshake is all ive ever witnessed in person.
I am sure your memory of that wet fish handshake is not a positive one and, for that person, the fact that you STILL remember it, is not good!!