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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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palmistry

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

[ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ] Nquiromancia f
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palmistry

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

nHandliniendeutung f, → Handlesekunst f
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palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ] nchiromanzia
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The fact is I know quite a lot about palmistry and second sight."
One of his pet fads was palmistry. To another one he gave no name, neither would he explain to anybody what its purpose was, but merely said it was an amusement.
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.
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Samuel's second wife, a Jewish immigrant from Georgia, serves shrimp cocktails and consults charts involving "palmistry, astrology, phrenology" with her collection of "tarot cards, tea leaves, and a crystal ball" (Ross 2000, 175).
In the first place it is decided to make the practices of palmistry or phrenology a business where a certificate of character is required from the chief of police before a license is granted.
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This criminal planned ignorance has strengthened the hands of prestidigitation, hocus-pocus, shame palmistry and illusion practicing people who weaken the superstitious' faith and make their belief weaker, deprive them of their valuables.
According to Amin Mogul, a highly respected teacher and leftist intellectual, Malik was a good billiard player and took deep interest in ESP, palmistry and astronomy.