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Definitions for Palmer
ˈpɑ mər, ˈpɑl-palmer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Palmer, Arnold Palmer, Arnold Daniel Palmernoun

    United States golfer (born in 1929)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Palmernoun

    A pilgrim: they who returned from the holy land carried branches of palm.

    Etymology: from palm.

    My sceptre, for a palmer’s walking staff. William Shakespeare.

    Behold yon isle, by palmers, pilgrims trod,
    Men bearded, bald, cowl’d, uncowl’d, shod, unshod. Alexander Pope.

  2. Palmernoun

    A crown encircling a deer’s head.


  1. palmer

    A palmer is a term dating back to medieval times referring to a Christian pilgrim, usually from Western Europe, who visited the Holy Land and brought back a palm leaf as an evidence of their journey. The name is derived from the Latin term "palmarius" meaning "bearing a palm". It can also be a surname in English-speaking countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palmerverb

    one who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice

  2. Palmernoun

    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. Palmernoun

    a palmerworm

  4. Palmernoun

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

  5. Etymology: [From Palm, v. t.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palmer

    päm′ėr, n. a pilgrim from the Holy Land, distinguished by his carrying a branch of palm: a cheat at cards or dice.—ns. Pal′merin, any medieval knightly hero, from the Palmerin romances, the original hero Palmerin de Oliva; Palm′er-worm (B.), a hairy worm which wanders like a palmer, devouring leaves, &c.

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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Etymology and Origins

  1. Palmer

    The name bestowed upon a “Pilgrim” returning from the Holy Land who carried a palm branch, usually affixed to his head-gear, as a proof that he had actually accomplished his self-imposed task. On arriving at the place whence he had set out he repaired to the church or chapel, and offered the palm to the parish priest, who laid it on the altar on his behalf.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Palmer is ranked #172 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Palmer surname appeared 156,601 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 53 would have the surname Palmer.

    75% or 117,576 total occurrences were White.
    18.5% or 29,081 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 4,494 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 3,304 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 1,268 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 861 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for Palmer »

  1. LaPerm

  2. ampler

  3. relamp

  4. lamper

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Palmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Palmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Palmer in a Sentence

  1. Sharon Palmer:

    B12 must be supplemented in the vegan diet, if Sharon Palmer are vegetarian, Sharon Palmer get B12 from eggs. But for someone who is vegan, this is the one nutrient that I would recommend to supplement with.

  2. Naresh Gehi:

    The visa application the company filed with the government requires that people are paid the full amount, its a requirement. Palmer, who was 17 when she came to New York in 2011, was not available to comment. . TOP JAMAICAN MODEL. Sylvia Ayass, a lawyer who has worked with models on visas like Palmer's, said agencies typically pay what they state on visa applications. Donald Trump has won Republican frontrunner status in the 2016 election in large part by positioning Donald Trump as a champion of the American worker who will deport illegal immigrants, build a wall with Mexico and do away with the off shoring of U.S. jobs. This is not the first time Trump's labor practices have drawn criticism. A Reuters story published in August revealed that Trump's companies sought to import at least 1,100 workers on temporary visas since 2000. Of those, 250 were filed for foreign fashion models, according to the Reuters analysis of federal Department of Labor data. Using a federal visa program called H-1B that allows U.S. employers to hire.

  3. Jermaine Gresham:

    Carson Palmer's playing at a championship level, carson Palmer's always had it, but Carson Palmer's surrounded with so many guys here right now. Carson Palmer's just clicking right now.

  4. Ryan Palmer:

    It's very special for Spaniard Rahm and American Palmer and I'm really excited to share it with Spaniard Rahm and American Palmer, spaniard Rahm and American Palmer definitely earned it today. Spaniard Rahm and American Palmer's Spaniard Rahm and American Palmer and I couldn't be prouder. Spaniard Rahm and American Palmer played a lot of good golf today.

  5. Edward Grace:

    That investigation will take us wherever the facts lead. At this point in time, however, multiple efforts to contact Dr. Walter Palmer have been unsuccessful, we ask that Dr. Palmer or his representative contact us immediately.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. urus
    • B. congius
    • C. sousing
    • D. omphalos

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