What does PALM mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palm, thenarnoun

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

  2. palmnoun

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

  3. palm, palm treenoun

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

  4. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbonverb

    an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  5. handle, palmverb

    touch, lift, or hold with the hands

    "Don't handle the merchandise"

GCIDE

  1. Palmverb

    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. Palmverb

    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. Palmnoun

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

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

  2. Palmnoun

    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

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

  3. Palmnoun

    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

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

  4. Palmnoun

    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

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

  5. Palmnoun

    the flat inner face of an anchor fluke

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

  6. Palmnoun

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

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

  7. Palmnoun

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

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

  8. Palmnoun

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

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

  9. Palmverb

    to handle

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

  10. Palmverb

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

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

  11. Palmverb

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palm

    päm, n. the inner part of the hand: a measure of length equal to the breadth of the hand, or to its length from wrist to finger-tip: a measure of 3 and sometimes of 4 inches: that which covers the palm: the fluke of an anchor: the flattened portion of an antler.—v.t. to stroke with the palm or hand: to conceal in the palm of the hand: (esp. with off, and on, or upon) to impose by fraud.—n. Pal′ma, the palm: the enlarged proximal joint of the fore tarsus of a bee.—adjs. Pal′mar, -y, relating to the palm of the hand; Pal′māte, -d, shaped like the palm of the hand: (bot.) divided into sections, the midribs of which run to a common centre: entirely webbed, as the feet of a duck.—adv. Pal′mātely.—adjs. Palmat′ifid (bot.), shaped like the hand, with the divisions extending half-way, or slightly more, down the leaf; Palmat′iform, shaped like an open palm; Palmed, having palms. [Fr. paume—L. palma, the palm of the hand; Gr. palamē.]

  2. Palm

    päm, n. a tropical, branchless tree of many varieties, bearing at the summit large leaves like the palm of the hand: a leaf of this tree borne in token of rejoicing or of victory: (fig.) triumph or victory.—adjs. Palmā′ceous, belonging to the order of palm-trees; Palmā′rian, Pal′mary, worthy of the palm: pre-eminent.—ns. Palm′-butt′er, palm-oil; Palm′ery, a place for growing palms; Palm′house, a glass house for raising palms and other tropical plants.—adjs. Palmif′erous, producing palm-trees; Palmit′ic, pertaining to, or obtained from, palm-oil.—ns. Pal′mitine, a white fat, usually occurring, when crystallised from ether, in the form of scaly crystals—abundant in palm-oil; Palm′-oil, an oil or fat obtained from the pulp of the fruit of palms, esp. of the oil-palm, allied to the coco-nut palm: (slang) a bribe or tip; Palm′-sū′gar, jaggery; Palm′-Sun′day, the Sunday before Easter, in commemoration of the day on which our Saviour entered Jerusalem, when palm-branches were strewed in His way by the people; Palm′-wine, the fermented sap of certain palms.—adj. Palm′y, bearing palms: flourishing: victorious.—Palma Christi, the castor-oil plant. [A.S. from L., as above.]

CrunchBase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. palm

    The triangular face of the fluke of an anchor. Also, a shield-thimble used in sewing canvas, rope, &c. It consists of a flat thimble to receive the head of the needle, and is fixed upon a piece of canvas or leather, across the palm of the hand, hence the name.

Editors Contribution

  1. palm

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2015  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PALM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PALM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of PALM in a Sentence

  1. Michael Barnett:

    I think Gov. Christie has a history of breaking into those circles as an outsider, he did so in New Jersey, winning election and re-election. Whether it's reaching out to minority communities as he did in his home state, or whether it's reaching out to 600 of our most wealthiest and most powerful Palm Beach and South Florida donors.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    The homes just became dilapidated. The grass was dying. Palm trees were dumped over, it was just dead, dead, dead, dead, all the way down. At least 10 houses down, every other home was just gone. Empty.

  3. Jeffrey Cloninger:

    The old Palm Beacher would say when they crossed the bridge that they’re ‘going to Florida.’ But West Palm has become a city unto its own now, there’s been a dramatic increase in the value of properties. Now there are buyers who want the Palm Beach lifestyle but don’t want to pay Palm Beach prices.

  4. Adam Goodman:

    Adam Goodman, Adam Goodman said this case was different than the woman who made headlines last week after a United Airlines flight refused her request to bring her emotional support peacock on a flight. This was n’t a giant peacock that could pose a danger to other passengers. This was a tiny cute harmless hamster that could fit in the palm of her hand.

  5. Arabic Proverb:

    It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.

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