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Palm meaning

palm - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; " Don't handle the merchandise"
  2. 2. The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
  3. 3. The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
  4. 4. Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree.
  5. 5. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
  6. 6. Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy.
  7. 7. To handle.
  8. 8. To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; - usually with off.
  13. 13. To grease the palm of; to bribe or tip.
  14. 14. Inner part of the hand; tropical tree.
  15. 15. To impose by fraud.

palm - examples of usage

  1. Yer couldn't palm off somebody else's kid on 'er. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. And why, it may be asked, should not the palm be given to Mr. Darwin if he wanted it, and was at so much pains to get it? - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. I will send to them and thy wound shall soon be as clean as the palm of my hand." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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