Crossword clues for palm
- Grease recipient?
- Cheat, at casinos
- Betel or coconut
- Seer's reading material
- Victorious symbol
- Jupati, e.g.
- Cohune, e.g.
- Something to read
- It makes dates
- Date bearer
- ___ Sunday
- Chiromancy item
- Hand area
- Item read by some
- Award of honor
- Date tree
- Coconut's source
- Take à la magicians
- Oasis tree
- This may make dates
- Certain reading matter
- Victor's reward
- Pick up surreptitiously
- Site of one lifeline
- Gypsy's reading matter
- Fortune-teller's chart
- Tree or Sunday
- Hand feature
- Raffia source
- A fortune-teller's guide
- It may make dates
- Lifeline location
- Secretly take
- _____ Springs
- Lifeline site
- Conceal, as a card
- Tree in Miami
- It can make a date
- Date maker
- Conceal, as cards
- It may be read
- Pilot's place?
- Magician's hiding spot
- Body part that's sometimes "greased"
- Conceal, as a coin
- Oil producer
- Date producer
- Conceal, in a way
- One might read a few lines from it
- Oil source
- Where to find the Mercury line and the Girdle of Venus
- Conceal in the hand
- It's within your grasp
- Tree in California
- Lifeline's location
- One with hot dates, maybe
- Something read at a carnival
- Coconut's place
- With 132-Across, place to get a date
- An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
- A tropic tree
- A device on which one can play the Absolutist's games
- The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
- A linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
- Tropical tree
- Item sometimes greased
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
palm \palm\ (p[aum]m), n. [OE. paume, F. paume, L. palma, Gr. pala`mh, akin to Skr. p[=a][.n]i hand, and E. fumble. See Fumble, Feel, and cf. 2d Palm.]
(Anat.) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
Clench'd her fingers till they bit the palm.
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.
Note: In Greece, the palm was reckoned at three inches. The Romans adopted two measures of this name, the lesser palm of 2.91 inches, and the greater palm of 8.73 inches. At the present day, this measure varies in the most arbitrary manner, being different in each country, and occasionally varying in the same.
(Sailmaking) A metallic disk, attached to a strap, and worn on the palm of the hand, -- used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
(Zo["o]l.) 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.
(Naut.) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
to grease the palm of, v. t. To bribe or tip. [Slang]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"flat of the hand," c.1300, from Old French palme (Modern French paume), from Latin palma "palm of the hand," also "flat end of an oar; palm tree," from PIE *pel- "to spread out; flat" (cognates: Greek palame "open hand," Old Irish lam, Welsh llaw, Old English folm, Old High German folma "hand," Sanskrit panih "hand, hoof"). Palm oil is earlier in the punning sense of "bribe" (1620s) than in the literal sense of "oil from the fruit of the West African palm" (1705, from palm (n.2)).
tropical tree, Old English palma, Old French palme, both from Latin palma "palm tree," originally "palm of the hand;" the tree so called from the shape of its leaves, like fingers of a hand (see palm (n.1)).\n
\nThe word traveled early to northern Europe, where the tree does not grow, via Christianity, and took root in the local languages (such as Old Saxon palma, Old High German palma, Old Norse palmr). Palm Sunday is Old English palm-sunnandæg.\n
\nIn ancient times, a leaf or frond was carried or worn as a symbol of victory or triumph, or on feast days; hence figurative use of palm for "victory, triumph" (late 14c.). Palm court "large room in a hotel, etc., usually decorated with potted palms" first recorded 1908.
"impose (something) on (someone)," 1670s, from palm (n.1). Extended form palm off is from 1822.
Etymology 1 n. 1 Any of various evergreen trees from the family ''Palmae'' or ''Arecaceae'', which are mainly found in the tropics. 2 A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing. Etymology 2
n. 1 The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 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 (context sailmaking English) 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 (context nautical English) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke. vb. 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. 3 To move something with the palm of the hand.
v. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise" [syn: handle]
n. the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers [syn: thenar]
a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves [syn: palm tree]
This gene encodes a member of the paralemmin protein family. Other members of this family include CAP-23, GAP-43, MARCKS, and MacMARCKS. The product of this gene is a prenylated and palmitoylated phosphoprotein that associates with the cytoplasmic face of plasma membranes and is implicated in plasma membrane dynamics in neurons and other cell types. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants have been identified, but the full-length nature of only two transcript variants has been determined.
In English usage the palm, or small palm, also called handbreadth or handsbreadth, was originally based on the breadth of a human hand without the thumb, and has origins in ancient Egypt. It is distinct from the hand, the breadth of the hand with the thumb, and from the fist, the height of a clenched fist. It is usually taken to be equal to four digits or fingers, or to three inches, which, following the adoption of the international inch in 1959, equals exactly 7.62 centimetres. It is today used only in the field of biblical exegesis, where opinions may vary as to its precise historic length.
In other areas, such as parts of continental Europe, the palm (, ) related to the length of the hand, and derived from the Roman great palm, the .
Palm used as a surname may refer to people including:
- Archibald Palm (1901–1966), South African cricketer
- August Palm (1849–1922), Swedish socialist activist
- Conny Palm, (1907–1951), Swedish electrical engineer and statistician
- Eero Palm (born 1974), Estonian architect
- Evy Palm (born 1942), Swedish long-distance runner
- Jacobo Palm (1887–1982), Curaçao-born composer
- Jan Gerard Palm (1831–1906), Curaçao-born composer
- Johan Palm (born 1992), Swedish singer
- Johann Philipp Palm (1768–1806), German bookseller executed during the Napoleonic Wars
- John Palm (1885–1925), Curaçao-born composer
- Rudolph Palm (1880–1950), Curaçao-born composer
- Valter Palm (1905–1994), Estonian boxer
- Viking Palm (1923–2009), Swedish wrestler
- Wolfgang Palm (born 1950), German musician
Usage examples of "palm".
Her palms had sweated onto the cloth cover of the book and she set it aside, wiping her hands off on her pants, swearing in annoyance as she realized she was trembling.
With the baby nestled in his palm, Anther rocked his hand back and forth.
He travelled by jeep through an invariable terrain of architectonic vegetation where no wind lifted the fronds of palms as ponderous as if they had been sculpted out of viridian gravity at the beginning of time and then abandoned, whose trunks were so heavy they did not seem to rise into the air but, instead, drew the oppressive sky down upon the forest like a coverlid of burnished metal.
Shakespeare, when taken at the full, leads on to fortune, he resolved that the opportunity should not be lost, and applied himself with such assiduity to his practice, that, in all likelihood, he would have carried the palm from all his contemporaries, had he not split upon the same rock which had shipwrecked his hopes before.
He put out his hand to the masuki, palm forward in greeting, and each clasped it in turn, baring tusks in a grin.
Sharp, piercing eyes appeared from beneath, beastlike men with bushy, unkempt beards stood straight up out of the snow, raising their cloaks over their heads and shoulders and shaking the powder off, stamping their feet to bring feeling back to their frozen members, blowing puffs of vapor on their hands and rubbing their dry, cracked palms together.
Slowly he raised his hand, twitching with excitement, and stretched it out towards the cheque, but, before his fingers touched it, Lady Bellamy, as though by accident, dropped her white palm upon the precious paper.
He stood looking down at the incredibly innocently sleeping patheticness, then he took the knife and snapped the well honed blade off in a deep crack in the concrete of the platform and put the bladeless handle back in the open palm and went upstairs to bed.
The Bletch is our local groundskeeper, ancillary services and so forth, the man who sprinkles the potted palms in the background and arranges for the billeting of transients such as yourself.
Groves of lemon, groves of citron, Tall high-foliaged plane and palm, Bloomy myrtle, light-blue olive, Wave her back with gusts of balm.
Scoring his palm, he let his blood fall in scarlet drops, and anemones blossomed where it fell.
I am ware it is the seed of act God holds appraising in His hollow palm, Not act grown great thence as the world believes, Leafage and branchage vulgar eyes admire.
And his antlers, each twice as wide as a human was tall, were great heavy sculptures oddly like the open hands of a giant, with fingerlike tines branching off smooth palms.
Before us opened a hall of considerable size, consisting of three distinct vaults, defined by two rows of pillars, slender shafts resembling tall branchless trees, the capital of each being formed by a branching head like that of the palm.
God who made me, you can give a two-bray advantage to the greatest and most expert brayer in the world, because your sound is loud, your voice sustained, with the correct time and rhythm, your inflections numerous and rapid: in short, I admit defeat, and surrender the palm, and hand you the banner for this rare ability.