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palm 1

 (päm)
n.
1.
a. The inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
b. The similar part of the forefoot of a quadruped.
2. A unit of length equal to either the width or the length of the hand.
3. The part of a glove or mitten that covers the palm of the hand.
4. Nautical A metal shield worn by sailmakers over the palm of the hand and used to force a needle through heavy canvas.
5. Nautical The blade of an oar or paddle.
6. The flattened part of the antlers of certain animals, such as the moose.
tr.v. palmed, palm·ing, palms
1.
a. To hold in the palm of the hand.
b. To touch or stroke with the palm of the hand.
2. To conceal in the palm of the hand, as in cheating at dice or cards or in a sleight-of-hand trick.
3. To pick up furtively.
4. Basketball To commit a violation by letting (the ball) rest momentarily in the palm of the hand while dribbling.
Phrasal Verb:
palm off
To dispose of or pass off by deception.
Idiom:
an itchy palm
A strong desire for money, especially bribes.

[Middle English paume, from Old French, from Latin palma, palm tree, palm of the hand; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

palm′ful′ n.

palm 2

 (päm)
n.
1. Any of numerous chiefly tropical evergreen trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the family Arecaceae (or Palmae), characteristically having an unbranched trunk with a crown of large pinnate or palmate leaves having conspicuous parallel venation.
2. A leaf of a palm tree, regarded as an emblem of victory, success, or joy.
3. A small metallic representation of a palm leaf added to a military decoration that has been awarded more than one time.

[Middle English, from Old English and from Old French palme, both from Latin palma, palm of the hand, palm tree (from the shape of the tree's fronds); see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

palm

(pɑːm)
n
1. (Anatomy) the inner part of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
2. (Zoology) a corresponding part in animals, esp apes and monkeys
3. (Units) a linear measure based on the breadth or length of a hand, equal to three to four inches or seven to ten inches respectively
4. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a glove that covers the palm
5. (Nautical Terms) a hard leather shield worn by sailmakers to protect the palm of the hand
6. (Nautical Terms)
a. the side of the blade of an oar that faces away from the direction of a boat's movement during a stroke
b. the face of the fluke of an anchor
7. (Zoology) a flattened or expanded part of the antlers of certain deer
8. in the palm of one's hand at one's mercy or command
vb (tr)
9. to conceal in or about the hand, as in sleight-of-hand tricks
10. to touch or soothe with the palm of the hand
[C14 paume, via Old French from Latin palma; compare Old English folm palm of the hand, Greek palamē]

palm

(pɑːm)
n
1. (Plants) any treelike plant of the tropical and subtropical monocotyledonous family Arecaceae (formerly Palmae or Palmaceae), usually having a straight unbranched trunk crowned with large pinnate or palmate leaves
2. a leaf or branch of any of these trees, a symbol of victory, success, etc
3. merit or victory
4. (Military) an emblem or insignia representing a leaf or branch worn on certain military decorations
[Old English, from Latin palma, from the likeness of its spreading fronds to a hand; see palm1]

palm1

(pɑm)

n.
1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal.
3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand.
4.
a. a unit of measure ranging from 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm), based on the breadth of the hand.
b. a unit of measure ranging from 7 to 10 inches (17.5 to 25 cm), based on the length of the hand.
5. the flat, expanded part of the antler of a deer.
6.
a. the blade of an oar.
b. the inner face of an anchor fluke.
v.t.
7. 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.
13. palm off, to foist upon someone, as by deception or fraud: to palm off a forgery on a museum.
[1300–50; Middle English paume, palme < Middle French < Latin palma, c. Old English folm hand]
palm′er, n.

palm2

(pɑm)

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.
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.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English < Latin palma palm tree, palm1]
palm′like`, adj.

palm

(päm)
Any of various evergreen trees of tropical and subtropical regions, usually having a branchless trunk with a group of large, feather-like or fan-shaped leaves at the top.

palm


Past participle: palmed
Gerund: palming

Imperative
palm
palm
Present
I palm
you palm
he/she/it palms
we palm
you palm
they palm
Preterite
I palmed
you palmed
he/she/it palmed
we palmed
you palmed
they palmed
Present Continuous
I am palming
you are palming
he/she/it is palming
we are palming
you are palming
they are palming
Present Perfect
I have palmed
you have palmed
he/she/it has palmed
we have palmed
you have palmed
they have palmed
Past Continuous
I was palming
you were palming
he/she/it was palming
we were palming
you were palming
they were palming
Past Perfect
I had palmed
you had palmed
he/she/it had palmed
we had palmed
you had palmed
they had palmed
Future
I will palm
you will palm
he/she/it will palm
we will palm
you will palm
they will palm
Future Perfect
I will have palmed
you will have palmed
he/she/it will have palmed
we will have palmed
you will have palmed
they will have palmed
Future Continuous
I will be palming
you will be palming
he/she/it will be palming
we will be palming
you will be palming
they will be palming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been palming
you have been palming
he/she/it has been palming
we have been palming
you have been palming
they have been palming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been palming
you will have been palming
he/she/it will have been palming
we will have been palming
you will have been palming
they will have been palming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been palming
you had been palming
he/she/it had been palming
we had been palming
you had been palming
they had been palming
Conditional
I would palm
you would palm
he/she/it would palm
we would palm
you would palm
they would palm
Past Conditional
I would have palmed
you would have palmed
he/she/it would have palmed
we would have palmed
you would have palmed
they would have palmed

palm

A unit of length used in ancient Egypt, equal to the width of an average palm of the hand (4 digits).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palm - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingerspalm - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
thenar - the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
2.palm - a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
3.palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leavespalm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
sago palm - any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
calamus - any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
fishtail palm - attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage
coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, coconut - tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
corozo, corozo palm - any of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts
Euterpe oleracea, cabbage palm - Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young
cabbage tree, Livistona australis, cabbage palm - Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
Nipa fruticans, nipa palm - any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds
Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia - a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
lady palm - any of several small palms of the genus Rhapis; cultivated as houseplants
royal palm, Roystonea regia - tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba
Roystonea oleracea, cabbage palm - West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
4.palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other eventpalm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Congressional Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
Distinguished Service Medal - a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Navy Cross - a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Air Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Silver Star, Silver Star Medal - a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal - a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
Victoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct Medal - a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in action
Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
Medaille Militaire - a French military decoration
Verb1.palm - touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
field - catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
fumble - handle clumsily
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
manhandle - handle roughly; "I was manhandled by the police"

palm

noun hand, hook, paw (informal), mitt (slang), meathook (slang) He wiped his sweaty palm.
have someone in the palm of your hand in your power, in your control, in your clutches, have someone at your mercy He had the board of directors in the palm of his hand.
palm someone off fob someone off, dismiss, disregard, pooh-pooh (informal) Mark was palmed off with a series of excuses.
palm something off on someone foist something on, force something upon, impose something upon, pass something off, thrust something upon, unload something upon They palm a lot of junk off on the tourists.
Related words
adjectives thenar, volar
Translations
رَاحَةُ الْيَدراحَة اليَدنَخْلَةٌنَخْلَهيَتَخَلَّص مِن
dlaňpalma
håndfladepalme
palmo
kämmenpalmupalmupuupiilottaapitää
dlanpalma
pálmatenyér
lófipálmi
ヤシ手のひら
손바닥야자나무
delna
palmăpalmier
palma
dlanpalma
handflatapalm
ต้นปาล์มฝ่ามือ
avuç içipalmiyepalmiye/hurmaavuçlamakaya
cây cọlòng bàn tay

palm

1 [pɑːm]
A. N (Bot) (also palm tree) → palma f, palmera f; (= English sallow) → sauce m; (as carried at Easter) → ramo m
coconut palmcocotero m
B. CPD palm grove Npalmar m, palmeral m
palm oil Naceite m de palma
Palm Sunday NDomingo m de Ramos
palm tree Npalma f, palmera f

palm

2 [pɑːm]
A. N (Anat) → palma f
to read sb's palmleer la mano a algn
you must cross the gipsy's palm with silverhay que pagar a la gitana con una moneda de plata
to grease sb's palmuntar la mano a algn
to have sb in the palm of one's handtener a algn en la palma de la mano
to have an itching or itchy palmser muy codicioso; (= be bribable) → estar dispuesto a dejarse sobornar
B. VT [+ card] → escamotear
palm off VT + ADV to palm sth off on sbencajar algo a algn
I managed to palm the visitor off on Johnle encajé la visita a Juan
I palmed him off with the excuse thatme lo saqué de encima con la excusa de que ...

palm

[ˈpɑːm]
n
[hand] → paume f
to have sb in the palm of one's hand → mettre qn dans sa poche
She had the audience in the palm of her hand → Elle avait mis le public dans sa poche.
(also palm tree) → palmier m
(= leaf, symbol) → palme f
vt
to palm sth off on sb → refiler qch à qn

palm

:
palm leaf
nPalmwedel m
palm oil
nPalmöl nt
Palm Sunday
nPalmsonntag m
palmtop
n (Comput) → Palmtop m
palm tree
nPalme f
palm wine
nPalmwein m

palm

1
n (Bot) → Palme f; to carry off or bear the palmdie Siegespalme erringen, siegen

palm

2
n (Anat) → Handteller m, → Handfläche f; (of glove)Innenfläche f; the magician had concealed the ball in the palm of his handder Zauberkünstler hielt den Ball in der hohlen Hand versteckt; he had the audience in the palm of his hander hielt das Publikum ganz in seinem Bann; to grease somebody’s palm (fig)jdn schmieren (inf); to read somebody’s palmjdm aus der Hand lesen
vt
cardim Ärmel verstecken
the goalie just managed to palm the ball over the crossbarder Torwart schaffte es gerade noch, den Ball mit der Handfläche über die Querlatte zu lenken

palm

1 [pɑːm] n (Bot) (also palm tree) → palma
palm off vt + adv to palm sth off on sb (fam) → rifilare qc a qn

palm

2 [pɑːm] n (Anat) → palma, palmo
to read sb's palm → leggere la mano a qn
to grease sb's palm (fig) → dare una bustarella a qn
to have sb in the palm of one's hand → avere or tenere in pugno qn

palm1

(paːm) noun
the inner surface of the hand between the wrist and the fingers. She held the mouse in the palm of her hand.
palm (something) off on (someone)
to get rid of (an undesirable thing or person) by giving, selling etc to (someone else). They palmed off their unwelcome guests on the people next door.

palm2

(paːm) noun
(also palm tree) a kind of tall tree, with broad, spreading leaves, which grows in hot countries. a coconut palm.

palm

رَاحَةُ الْيَد, نَخْلَةٌ dlaň, palma håndflade, palme Handfläche, Palme παλάμη, φοίνικας palma, palmera kämmen, palmu palmier, paume dlan, palma palma, palmo ヤシ, 手のひら 손바닥, 야자나무 palm håndflate, palme dłoń, palma palma, palmeira ладонная поверхность кисти, пальма handflata, palm ต้นปาล์ม, ฝ่ามือ avuç içi, palmiye cây cọ, lòng bàn tay 手掌, 棕榈树

palm

n. palma, parte inferior de la mano;
___ oilaceite de ___.

palm

n (anat, bot) palma
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