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- (UK) enPR: päm, IPA(key): /pɑːm/
- (US) enPR: päm, pälm, IPA(key): /pɑm/, /pɑlm/
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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, *plām- (“palm of the hand”). 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.
- (figuratively, 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 *palam-, *plām- (“palm of the hand”). 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.
- Clench'd her fingers till they bit the palm.
- 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.
- A linear 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.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Internat. Cyc to this entry?)
- (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.
- 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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- Palm on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Arecaceae on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Arecaceae on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- Arecaceae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- hand on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- Personal digital assistant on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- palm; a tropical tree
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