Definitions for palmerˈpɑ mər, ˈpɑl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

palmpɑm(n.)

  1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand.

    Category: Clothing

  4. 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

  5. the flat, expanded part of the antler of a deer.

    Category: Zoology

  6. the blade of an oar. the inner face of an anchor fluke.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  7. (v.t.)to conceal in the palm.

  8. to pick up stealthily.

  9. to hold in the hand.

  10. to impose (something) fraudulently:

    to palm stolen jewels on tourists.

  11. to touch or stroke with the palm or hand.

  12. to grip (a basketball) momentarily with the hand while dribbling: a rule violation.

    Category: Sport

  13. 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

palm′er(n.)

palmpɑm(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Plants

  2. a leaf or branch of such a tree, esp. as formerly carried to signify victory.

  3. a representation of such a leaf or branch, as on a military decoration, indicating a second award of the decoration.

  4. victory; triumph; success.

Origin of palm:

bef. 900; ME, OE < L palma palm tree, palm1

palm′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Palmer, Arnold Palmer, Arnold Daniel Palmer(noun)

    United States golfer (born in 1929)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palmer(verb)

    one who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice

  2. Palmer(noun)

    a wandering religious votary; especially, one who bore a branch of palm as a token that he had visited the Holy Land and its sacred places

  3. Palmer(noun)

    a palmerworm

  4. Palmer(noun)

    short for Palmer fly, an artificial fly made to imitate a hairy caterpillar; a hackle

Freebase

  1. Palmer

    Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,937.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Palmer

    the name given to a pilgrim to the Holy Land who had performed his vow, in sign of which he usually bore a palm branch in his hand, which he offered on the altar on his return home.

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