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Definition of 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.

Palm Quotations

When you snatch little pieces of other people's lives and try to palm them off as your own, that's more disgusting than anything. Robin Williams is a huge thief. Denis Leary is a huge thief. His whole stand-up career is based on Bill Hicks, a brilliant guy who died years ago.
Joe Rogan

Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It's like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there're palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It's a very weird place.

You can look at my palm and see the storm coming. Read the book of my life and see I've overcome it.
Mary J. Blige

In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.
Annie Jacobsen

To have command is to have all the power you will ever need. To have all the power you will ever need, is to have the world in the palm of you hand.
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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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