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Meaning of PALM

Pronunciation:  pâm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
  2. [n]  an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  3. [n]  any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
  4. [n]  a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
  5. [v]  touch, lift, or hold with the hands

PALM is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: decoration, handle, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm tree, ribbon, thenar
 See Also: accolade, Air Medal, area, Arecaceae, award, bronze medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, cabbage palm, cabbage tree, calamus, coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut, coconut palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, Congressional Medal of Honor, corozo, corozo palm, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Euterpe oleracea, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, fan palm, feather palm, field, fishtail palm, fumble, gold medal, hand, honor, honour, lady palm, laurels, linear unit, Livistona australis, manhandle, manipulate, manus, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, mitt, Navy Cross, Nipa fruticans, nipa palm, Order of the Purple Heart, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae, paw, Purple Heart, Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia, region, royal palm, Roystonea oleracea, Roystonea regia, sago palm, silver medal, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, touch, tree, Victoria Cross



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Palm\, v. t.
    To ``grease the palm'' of; to bribe or tip. [Slang]
  2. \Palm\, n. [OE. paume, F. paume, L. palma, Gr. ?, akin to
    Skr. p[=a]ni hand, and E. fumble. See {Fumble}, {Feel}, and
    cf. 2d {Palm}.]
    1. (Anat.) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand
       between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
             Clench'd her fingers till they bit the palm.
    2. A lineal measure equal either to the breadth of the hand
       or to its length from the wrist to the ends of the
       fingers; a hand; -- used in measuring a horse's height.
    Note: In Greece, the palm was reckoned at three inches. The
          Romans adopted two measures of this name, the lesser
          palm of 2.91 inches, and the greater palm of 8.73
          inches. At the present day, this measure varies in the
          most arbitrary manner, being different in each country,
          and occasionally varying in the same. --Internat. Cyc.
    3. (Sailmaking) A metallic disk, attached to a strap, and
       worn the palm of the hand, -- used to push the needle
       through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The broad flattened part of an antler, as of a
       full-grown fallow deer; -- so called as resembling the
       palm of the hand with its protruding fingers.
    5. (Naut.) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
  3. \Palm\, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; -- so named fr. the leaf
    resembling a hand. See lst {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.]
    1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or
       {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree.
    Note: Palms are perennial woody plants, often of majestic
          size. The trunk is usually erect and rarely branched,
          and has a roughened exterior composed of the persistent
          bases of the leaf stalks. The leaves are borne in a
          terminal crown, and are supported on stout, sheathing,
          often prickly, petioles. They are usually of great
          size, and are either pinnately or palmately many-cleft.
          There are about one thousand species known, nearly all
          of them growing in tropical or semitropical regions.
          The wood, petioles, leaves, sap, and fruit of many
          species are invaluable in the arts and in domestic
          economy. Among the best known are the date palm, the
          cocoa palm, the fan palm, the oil palm, the wax palm,
          the palmyra, and the various kinds called cabbage palm
          and palmetto.
    2. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a
       symbol of victory or rejoicing.
             A great multitude . . . stood before the throne, and
             before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palme
             in their hands.                       --Rev. vii. 9.
    3. Hence: Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or
       triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy. ``The palm of
       martyrdom.'' --Chaucer.
             So get the start of the majestic world And bear the
             palm alone.                           --Shak.
    {Molucca palm} (Bot.), a labiate herb from Asia ({Molucella
       l[ae]vis}), having a curious cup-shaped calyx.
    {Palm cabbage}, the terminal bud of a cabbage palm, used as
    {Palm cat} (Zo["o]l.), the common paradoxure.
    {Palm crab} (Zo["o]l.), the purse crab.
    {Palm oil}, a vegetable oil, obtained from the fruit of
       several species of palms, as the African oil palm
       ({El[ae]is Guineensis}), and used in the manufacture of
       soap and candles. See {El[ae]is}.
    {Palm swift} (Zo["o]l.), a small swift ({Cypselus
       Batassiensis}) which frequents the palmyra and cocoanut
       palms in India. Its peculiar nest is attached to the leaf
       of the palmyra palm.
    {Palm toddy}. Same as {Palm wine}.
    {Palm weevil} (Zo["o]l.), any one of mumerous species of very
       large weevils of the genus {Rhynchophorus}. The larv[ae]
       bore into palm trees, and are called {palm borers}, and
       {grugru worms}. They are considered excellent food.
    {Palm wine}, the sap of several species of palms, especially,
       in India, of the wild date palm ({Ph[oe]nix sylvestrix}),
       the palmyra, and the {Caryota urens}. When fermented it
       yields by distillation arrack, and by evaporation jaggery.
       Called also {palm toddy}.
    {Palm worm}, or {Palmworm}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The larva of a palm weevil.
       (b) A centipede.
  4. \Palm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To handle. [Obs.] --Prior.
    2. To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand;
       to juggle.
             They palmed the trick that lost the game. --Prior.
    3. To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by
       unfair means; -- usually with off.
             For you may palm upon us new for old. --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To notice the palm of your dreams in your dream, suggests that you hold all the knowledge you need in you own hands. You need to reach and utilize your full potential.
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