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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.

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.

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  1. ampler

  2. LaPerm

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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. Hannah Arrington:

    We got rushed from our local hospital to Arnold Palmer( Hospital for Children), he got the surgery done and they took out almost three feet of his small intestine. He also had to get the holes in his stomach repaired, holes in his large intestine repaired, and a part near his colon repaired as well.

  2. Maren Morris:

    I just want them all to know how much we love them back and just check out their music after this. It's Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer, Rhiannon Giddens, there are so many amazing Black women that pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre, and I know they're going to come after me, and they've come before me, but you've made this genre so, so beautiful. I hope you know that we see you. Thank you for making me so inspired as a singer in this genre.

  3. 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.

  4. Dan Jenkins:

    Even though I was making a stab at humor, I dont think I ever wrote a line I didnt believe, i tried not to draw too much blood. I tried to rave about all the heroes of the game, and they deserved it. ... When something great happens like when an Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods or Ben Hogan happens you dont have to be funny, you just have to be accurate.

  5. Andrew Brockway:

    Mr. Palmer has been completely cooperative with the investigation, he will continue to cooperate. He's a man of integrity who made some mistakes.

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