- (UK) enPR: päm, IPA(key): /pɑːm/
- (US) enPR: päm, pälm, IPA(key): /pɑm/, /pɑlm/, /pɔm/, /pɔlm/, (archaic) /pæm/
- (Ireland) IPA(key): /ˈpæm/
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- Rhymes: -ɑːm
From Middle English palme, from Old English palm, palma (“palm-tree, palm-branch”), from Latin palma (“palm-tree, palm-branch, palm of the hand”), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂, *pl̥h₂emeh₂ (“palm of the hand”), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (“flat”). Cognate with Dutch palm, German Palme, Danish palme, Icelandic pálmur (“palm”).
palm (plural palms)
- Any of various evergreen trees from the family Palmae or Arecaceae, which are mainly found in the tropics.
- Synonym: palm tree
- A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Revelation 7:9:
- A great multitude […] stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palmes in their hands.
- (figurative, by extension) Triumph; victory.
- (Scouting) Any of 23 awards that can be earned after obtaining the Eagle Scout rank, but generally only before turning 18 years old.
- (Scouting award): Palm
From Middle English palme, paume, from Old French palme, paulme, paume (“palm of the hand, ball, tennis”), from Latin palma (“palm of the hand, hand-breadth”), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂(e)meh₂ (“palm of the hand”), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (“flat”). Doublet of palmo, palma, and pam. Cognate with Ancient Greek παλάμη (palámē, “palm of the hand”), Old English folm (“palm of the hand”), Old Irish lám (“hand”).
palm (plural palms)
- The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
- 1859, Alfred Tennyson, “Elaine”, in Idylls of the King, London: Edward Moxon & Co., […], →OCLC, page 179:
- [She] flung herself / Down on the great King's couch, and writhed upon it, / And clench'd her fingers till they bit the palm, / And shriek'd out 'traitor' to the unhearing wall, […]
- 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Further to Fly”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
- The open palm of desire wants everything.
- The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal.
- (historical) Synonym of hand, any of various units of length notionally derived from the breadth of the palm, formalized in England as 4 inches and now chiefly used for the height of horses
- 1931, Herbert Eugene Bolton, Outpost of Empire: The Story of the Founding of San Francisco:
- He found it to be ninety-five fathoms wide, and five palms deep at a place of average depth
- (historical) Any of various units of length notionally derived from the length of the palm from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
- (sailmaking) A metallic disk attached to a strap and worn in the palm of the hand; used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
- 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.
- 1999, Dana Stabenow, Hunter's Moon, →ISBN, page 168:
- They watched until the younger bull received a second cut, this one on his flank from a point on the brow palm that would have impaled him if he hadn't jumped out of the way.
- (nautical) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
palm (third-person singular simple present palms, present participle palming, simple past and past participle palmed)
- To hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand, e.g, for an act of sleight of hand or to steal something.
- To hold something without bending the fingers significantly.
- John palmed the ball.
- To move something with the palm of the hand.
- 2010 December 28, Marc Vesty, “Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham”, in BBC:
- The home side's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic managed to palm the drive on to the post but the sheer pace of the shot forced the ball into the net.
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- ^ Jones, M. Jean (August 1973) The Regional English of the Former Inhabitants of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, page 114.
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From Middle Dutch palme, from Old Dutch palma, from Latin palma.
palm m (plural palmen, diminutive palmpje n)
- Species and genera of Palmae
From Middle Dutch palme, from Old French palme, from Latin palma.
palm f (plural palmen, diminutive palmpje n)
From French palme or German Palme.
palm m (plural palmi)
From Old Swedish palmber, palma, from Old Norse palmi, from Latin palma.
- A palm, tropical tree.
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