• (British) enPR: päm, IPA: /pɑːm/
  • (America) enPR päm, IPA: /pɑm/, /pɑlm/
  • (Ireland) IPA: /ˈpæm/

palm (plural palms)

  1. Any of various evergreen trees from the family Palmae or Arecaceae, which are mainly found in the tropics.
    Synonyms: palm tree
  2. 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), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Revelation 7:9 ↗:
      A great multitude […] stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palmes in their hands.
  3. (figurative, by extension) Triumph; victory.
  4. (Scouting) Any of 23 awards that can be earned after obtaining the Eagle Scout rank, but generally only before turning 18 years old.

palm (plural palms)

  1. The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Lancelot and Elaine
      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.
    Synonyms: loof
    Antonyms: hardel
  2. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal.
  3. 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.
  4. (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.
  5. 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.
  6. (nautical) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
Translations Verb

palm (palms, present participle palming; past and past participle palmed)

  1. To hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand, e.g, for an act of sleight of hand or to steal something.
  2. To hold something without bending the fingers significantly.
    John palmed the ball.
  3. To move something with the palm of the hand.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

palm (plural palms)

  1. (Scouting) Alternative letter-case form of palm

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