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palm·is·try

 (pä′mĭ-strē)
n.
The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands.

[Middle English palmestrie, from palme, paume, palm; see palm1.]

palmistry

(ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the process or art of interpreting character, telling fortunes, etc, by the configuration of lines, marks, and bumps on a person's hand. Also called: chiromancy
[C15 pawmestry, from paume palm1; the second element is unexplained]
ˈpalmist, ˈpalmister n

palm•is•try

(ˈpɑ mə stri)

n.
the art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations on the palm of a person's hand.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pawmestry=pawme palm1 + -stry (appar. -stre -ster + -y -y3)]
palm′ist, n.

palmistry

a form of divination involving analysis of the appearance of the hand, especially of its various lines. Also called chiromancy, cheiromancy.
See also: Divination
the art of telling a person’s character, past, or future by the lines, marks, and mounts on his palms. Also called chiromancy.palmist, n.
See also: Hands

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Divination using the palm of the hand but which also includes an analysis of hand shape, fingers and fingernails. It is also called chirognomy, chirology, or chiromancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palmistry - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the handpalmistry - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

palmistry

noun palm-reading, fortune-telling, chiromancy She dabbled in fortune-telling and palmistry.
Translations
Handlesen

palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ] Nquiromancia f

palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstri] nchiromancie fpalm oil nhuile f de palmepalm reader nchiromancien(ne) m/fPalm Sunday ndimanche m des Rameaux

palmistry

nHandliniendeutung f, → Handlesekunst f

palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ] nchiromanzia
References in classic literature ?
The fact is I know quite a lot about palmistry and second sight.
The way Tobin put it,it did seem to corroborate the art of prediction, though it looked to me that these accidents could happen to any one at Coney without the implication of palmistry.
I have seen a gipsy vagabond; she has practised in hackneyed fashion the science of palmistry and told me what such people usually tell.
All the value which attaches to Pythagoras, Paracelsus, Cornelius Agrippa, Cardan, Kepler, Swedenborg, Schelling, Oken, or any other who introduces questionable facts into his cosmogony, as angels, devils, magic, astrology, palmistry, mesmerism, and so on, is the certificate we have of departure from routine, and that here is a new witness.
Morning shows discussing marriages, divorces and palmistry focus on housewives.
30) The resemblance may actually have been anticipated in the Satyre, where Flatterie claims to have learnt palmistry in Italy (ll.
He has mastered almost all the field of astrology, like Numerology, Graphology, Palmistry etc.
Whether by tarot cards or palmistry there always lurks the frisson of an unexpected prediction in India.
Palmistry, Plain & Simple: The Only Book You'll Ever Need
It introduced courses on astrology, palmistry and Hindu rituals.
Her passion for new age emerges as a central theme with spiritual Mexican and Native American forms, palmistry diagrams, and tarot cards adding just a little more magic to her alluring creations.
It is understood that the major reason for the Bill's failure is its lack of definition of 'occult' practices which could include palmistry and astrology, two widely accepted practices.