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Definition of Palm

Palm

  1. To "grease the palm" of; to bribe or tip.
  2. The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
  7. Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree.
  8. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
  9. Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy.
  10. To handle.
  11. To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
  12. To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with off.
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Palm Translations

palm in Dutch is bal, handpalm, palm
palm in French is paume, palmier
palm in Latin is palma
palm in Portuguese is palma
palm in Spanish is palmera
palm in Swedish is handflata
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