Definition of Palm

1. Noun. The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.

Exact synonyms: Thenar
Generic synonyms: Area, Region
Group relationships: Hand, Manus, Mitt, Paw
Terms within: Thenar
Derivative terms: Palmar, Thenal, Thenar

2. Verb. Touch, lift, or hold with the hands. "Don't handle the merchandise"
Exact synonyms: Handle
Specialized synonyms: Field, Fumble, Manipulate, Manhandle
Generic synonyms: Touch
Derivative terms: Handle, Handling

3. Noun. A linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand.
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit

4. Noun. Any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves.

5. Noun. An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.

Definition of Palm

1. n. The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.

2. n. Any endogenous tree of the order Palmæ or Palmaceæ; a palm tree.

3. v. t. To handle.

4. v. t. To "grease the palm" of; to bribe or tip.

Definition of Palm

1. Noun. Any of various evergreen trees from the family ''Palmae'' or ''Arecaceae'', which are mainly found in the tropics. ¹

2. Noun. The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. ¹

3. Noun. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal. ¹

4. Noun. A handheld computing device used to store personal data such as calendars and phone numbers. ¹

5. Verb. To hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand, e.g, for an act of sleight of hand or to steal something. ¹

6. Verb. To hold something without bending the fingers significantly. ¹

7. Verb. To move something with the palm of the hand. ¹

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Definition of Palm

1. to touch with the palm (inner surface) of the hand [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Palm

1. 1. 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." (Tennyson) 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. 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. 3. 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. 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. The flat inner face of an anchor fluke. Origin: OE. Paume, F. Paume, L. Palma, Gr, akin to Skr. Pani hand, and E. Fumble. See Fumble, Feel, and cf. 2d Palm. 1. Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree. 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." "So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone. " (Shak) Molucca palm The larva of a palm weevil. A centipede. Origin: AS. Palm, L. Palma; so named fr. The leaf resembling a hand. See lst Palm, and cf. Pam. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palm

pallister-killian syndrome
palm (current term)
palm-chin reflex
palm card
palm cat
palm civet
palm family
palm kernel
palm nut
palm off
palm oil
palm print

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