Definitions for palmpɑm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal.
the part of a glove covering this part of the hand.
a unit of measure ranging from 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm), based on the breadth of the hand. a unit of measure ranging from 7 to 10 inches (17.5 to 25 cm), based on the length of the hand.
Category: Weights and Measures
the flat, expanded part of the antler of a deer.
the blade of an oar. the inner face of an anchor fluke.
Category: Navy, Nautical
(v.t.)to conceal in the palm.
to pick up stealthily.
to hold in the hand.
to impose (something) fraudulently:
to palm stolen jewels on tourists.
to touch or stroke with the palm or hand.
to grip (a basketball) momentarily with the hand while dribbling: a rule violation.
palm off, to foist upon someone, as by deception or fraud:
to palm off a forgery on a museum.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of palm:
1300–50; ME paume, palme < MF < L palma, c. OE folm hand
any of numerous plants of the palm family, most species being tall, unbranched trees surmounted by a crown of large pinnate or palmately cleft leaves.
a leaf or branch of such a tree, esp. as formerly carried to signify victory.
a representation of such a leaf or branch, as on a military decoration, indicating a second award of the decoration.
victory; triumph; success.
Origin of palm:
bef. 900; ME, OE < L palma palm tree, palm1
the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
palm, palm tree(noun)
any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon(verb)
an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
touch, lift, or hold with the hands
"Don't handle the merchandise"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the inside part of your hand
He held three coins in the palm of his hand.
a palm tree
a date palm
the inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist
a lineal measure equal either to the breadth of the hand or to its length from the wrist to the ends of the fingers; a hand; -- used in measuring a horse's height
a metallic disk, attached to a strap, and worn the palm of the hand, -- used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc
the broad flattened part of an antler, as of a full-grown fallow deer; -- so called as resembling the palm of the hand with its protruding fingers
the flat inner face of an anchor fluke
any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree
a branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing
any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy
to manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle
to impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with off
Translations for palm
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(also palm tree ) a kind of tall tree, with broad, spreading leaves, which grows in hot countries
a coconut palm.
- palmeiraPortuguese (BR)
- die PalmeGerman
- palme; -palmeDanish
- palmier, cocotierFrench
- ताड़, खजूरHindi
- pohon palemIndonesian
- palmiye/hurma (ağacı)Turkish
- 棕櫚樹Chinese (Trad.)
- пальма, пальмове деревоUkrainian
- کھجور کا درختUrdu
- cây cọVietnamese
- 棕榈树Chinese (Simp.)
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