palmy


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palm·y

 (pä′mē)
adj. palm·i·er, palm·i·est
1. Of or relating to palm trees.
2. Covered with palm trees.
3. Prosperous; flourishing: palmy times for stockbrokers.

palmy

(ˈpɑːmɪ)
adj, palmier or palmiest
1. prosperous, flourishing, or luxurious: a palmy life.
2. covered with, relating to, or resembling palms: a palmy beach.

palm•y

(ˈpɑ mi)

adj. palm•i•er, palm•i•est.
1. prosperous or flourishing.
2. abounding in palms.
3. palmlike.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.palmy - very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
Translations

palmy

[ˈpɑːmɪ] ADJpróspero, feliz
those palmy daysaquellos días tan prósperos

palmy

adj (+er) daysglücklich, unbeschwert
References in classic literature ?
thou famed leviathan, scarred like an iceberg, who so long did'st lurk in the Oriental straits of that name, whose spout was oft seen from the palmy beach of Ombay?
But though the green palmy cliffs of the land soon loomed on the starboard bow, and with delighted nostrils the fresh cinnamon was snuffed in the air, yet not a single jet was descried.
It must have been just like the palmy days of the British drama.
They are relics of the grandeur of Genoa's palmy days--the days when she was a great commercial and maritime power several centuries ago.
I remembered Port, Sherry, and Claret in my palmy dinner-days at the doctor's family-table; but certainly not Old Madeira.
Also, of all unbelievable men to be in funds, he so found the town drunkard for whom he had bought many a drink in the old and palmy days.
their high and palmy days had taken boots to themselves, and were already walking off.
In point of fact, "these things are infinitely better managed" on the other side of the river and at the Coburg in particular--"the very haunt and refuge of the melodramatic muse," where "the sheeted ghosts 'do squeak and gibber' across the frighted stage--and all the sublimities of horror are to be found there in their 'most high and palmy state.
Nintendo, the master of fun gaming, has done it again with this great evolution for the palmy army faithful.
In its palmy days, it had 12 teachers" on the faculty, "The Oregon Companion" says, but eventually it closed in 1908, perhaps when the original church-state funding agreement must have collapsed, although the book doesn't specify the reason.
However folk- or tribal-infused such a style may be, it does not by any stretch represent an homage to the Birkenstock and granola generation, resisting tired labels like "hippie,'' or "counterculture,'' which in the palmy days of Woodstock served as badges of subversion.
However, the Marcoses blocked state efforts, saying that the Malacanang collection is not part of the civil case which included Aguamina, Avertina, Palmy, Vibur and Maler, or collectively known as the Arelma asset.