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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From (etyl) fisten, fiesten, from (etyl) .
The act of breaking wind; fise.
From (etyl) fist, from (etyl) 'five'. More at five.
hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward
(printing) the pointing hand symbol
(ham radio) the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or CW operator when sending Morse code
(slang) a person's characteristic handwriting
A group of men.
The talons of a bird of prey.
- The boxer's fists rained down on his opponent in the last round.
(informal) An attempt at something.
* 2005 , Darryl N. Davis, Visions of Mind: Architectures for Cognition and Affect (page 144)
- More light than culver in the falcon's fist .
- With the rise of cognitive neuroscience, the time may be coming when we can make a reasonable fist of mapping down from an understanding of the functional architecture of the mind to the structural architecture of the brain.
* bunch of fives
* iron fist
* hand over fist
* rule with an iron fist
To strike with the fist.
To close (the hand) into a fist.
* 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 29:
- ...may not score a point with his open hand(s), but may score a point by fisting the ball.'' Damian Cullen. "Running the rule." ''The Irish Times 18 Aug 2003, pg. 52.
To grip with a fist.
* 1851 ,
- He noticed Ada's trick of hiding her fingernails by fisting her hand or stretching it with the palm turned upward when helping herself to a biscuit.
(slang) To fist-fuck.
- I am an officer; but, how I wish I could fist a bit of old-fashioned beef in the fore-castle, as I used to when I was before the mast.