Definitions for palmpɑm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palm, thenar(noun)

    the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers

  2. palm(noun)

    a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

  3. palm, palm tree(noun)

    any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves

  4. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon(verb)

    an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  5. handle, palm(verb)

    touch, lift, or hold with the hands

    "Don't handle the merchandise"


  1. Palm(v. t.)

    Hence: To take (something small) stealthily, especially by concealing it in the palm of the hand; as, he palmed one of the coins and walked out with it.

  2. Palm(v. t.)

    To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with on or upon; as, to palm a stolen coin on an unsuspecting dealer. See also palm off.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palm(noun)

    the inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist

  2. Palm(noun)

    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

  3. Palm(noun)

    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

  4. Palm(noun)

    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

  5. Palm(noun)

    the flat inner face of an anchor fluke

  6. Palm(noun)

    any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree

  7. Palm(noun)

    a branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing

  8. Palm(noun)

    any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy

  9. Palm(verb)

    to handle

  10. Palm(verb)

    to manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle

  11. Palm(verb)

    to impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with off

  12. Origin: [OE. paume, F. paume, L. palma, Gr. pala`mh, akin to Skr. pi hand, and E. fumble. See Fumble, Feel, and cf. 2d Palm.]


  1. Palm

    Palm handhelds were Personal Digital Assistants which ran the Palm OS. On 28 April 2010 it was announced that Hewlett-Packard would acquire Palm for around US$1.2bn. Although HP kept the Palm brand initially, all new PDA devices announced at press announcement on February 9, 2011, were branded as HP devices, not as Palm devices.


  1. Palm

    Palm, Inc. was a leading mobile products company, creating instinctive yet powerful mobile products that enabled people to better manage their lives on the go. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses included Palm Treo and Centro smartphones and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories.In July 2010, Palm was acquired by HP. The Palm brand was subsequently discontinued upon the introduction of webOS products under the HP brand.

Editors Contribution

  1. Palm

    A large tropical plant like a tree .

    Palm trees are now used and grown in many countries across the world.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'palm' in Nouns Frequency: #1910

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mike Harvey:

    There was a really good palm print in blood.

  2. Volodymyr Knyr:

    A man's experienced palm makes any lady calm.

  3. Francis M. Faber Jr,:

    Does a 'greased palm' offer a 'slippery shake'?

  4. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Does the 'palm' of your hand ever share any cocoanuts?

  5. Chrissy Beckles:

    He was just a bag of bones under a palm tree in the pouring rain.

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