Definitions for palmlike

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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



  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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. palmlike(adj)

    resembling a palm tree


  1. palmlike(Adjective)

    Resembling a palm tree or some aspect of one.

Anagrams of palmlike

  1. lamplike


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