From (etyl) palme, from (etyl) palm, .
Any of various evergreen trees from the family Palmae'' or ''Arecaceae , which are mainly found in the tropics.
A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
* Bible, Revelations vii. 9
- A great multitude stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.
* (tropical tree) palm tree
* coconut palm
* date palm
* Palm Sunday
From (etyl) palme, paume, from (etyl) palme, paulme, .
The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
* 1990 October 28, , Warner Bros.
- Clench'd her fingers till they bit the palm .
The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal.
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.
- The open palm of desire wants everything.
(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.
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.
(nautical) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
* (flat of the hand) (l)
* (hand) hardel
* cross someone's palm
* grease someone's palm
* itchy palm
To hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand, e.g, for an act of sleight of hand or to steal something.
To hold something without bending the fingers significantly.
To move something with the palm of the hand.
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* palm off
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* Early modern English: cheiromancy, chiromancie, chyromancia, chyromancie, chyromancy
Divination performed by examining the lines in the palms.
* 1620 J. Melton Astrologaster
* 1995 C. Walker Encyc. Secret Knowledge
- If they fore-tell things that shall happen by signes that they see in lines of a mans hand; then it is called Chyromancie...
- Modern palmistry differs from the ancient methods in concentrating on what is called chirognomy at the expense of chiromancy .