Definition of Palm

  • (n.) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
  • (n.) Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree.
  • (n.) A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
  • (n.) Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy.
  • (v. t.) To handle.
  • (v. t.) To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
  • (v. t.) To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with off.

Antonyms of Palm

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Homophones of Palm