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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.

Palm Quotations

Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job - this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce - that's when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.
Eddie Vedder

About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.
Kurt Vonnegut

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.
Grimes

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

There are cities that get by on their good looks, offer climate and scenery, views of mountains or oceans, rockbound or with palm trees. And there are cities like Detroit that have to work for a living.
Elmore Leonard
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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