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1. palm

noun. ['ˈpɑːm, ˈpɑːlm'] the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.

Synonyms

  • mitt
  • thenar
  • area
  • paw
  • manus
  • hand

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • disrepute
  • infamy
  • reject

Etymology

  • palme (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • palm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Palm

  • schwalm
  • psalm
  • calm
  • balm

How do you pronounce palm?

Pronounce palm as pɑm.

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Sentences with palm


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fold a sheet of sandpaper so that it fits in the palm of your hand.

2. Adjective
The saturated fats in palm kernel oil do raise cholesterol, according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.

Quotes about palm


1. I cherish the memory of being a friend of Frank Sinatra on a friendship level to the point where we really hung out. We worked in Vegas, we'd talk on the phone, and if I wasn't doing anything, I'd fly out, and I spent time in Palm Springs at his house - on a level the way friends would be, not with a whole crowd of people.
- Frankie Valli

2. To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

3. Because he sounded so lost-the Eric I knew had never been one to do anything other than assume others should serve him-I patted around under the covers for his hand. When I found it, I slid my own over it. His palm was turned up to meet my palm, and his fingers clasped mine. And though I would not have thought it possible to go to sleep holding hands with a vampire, that's exactly what I did.
- Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World

2. palm-shaped

adjective. of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point.

Synonyms

  • palmate

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth

3. palm

verb. ['ˈpɑːm, ˈpɑːlm'] touch, lift, or hold with the hands.

Synonyms

  • manhandle
  • field
  • fumble
  • touch
  • handle

Antonyms

  • right
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • palme (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • palm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. palm

noun. ['ˈpɑːm, ˈpɑːlm'] a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand.

Synonyms

  • linear unit

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • discolor

Etymology

  • palme (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • palm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. palm

noun. ['ˈpɑːm, ˈpɑːlm'] an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.

Synonyms

  • laurels
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Croix de Guerre
  • ribbon
  • medallion
  • accolade
  • medal
  • Purple Heart
  • honor
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • award
  • Distinguished Service Order
  • honour
  • Air Medal
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Medal of Honor
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Silver Star Medal
  • Navy Cross
  • Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Bronze Star
  • laurel wreath
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Medaille Militaire
  • Order of the Purple Heart
  • Silver Star
  • decoration

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • unrighteousness
  • natural object
  • outside

Etymology

  • palme (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • palm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. palm

noun. ['ˈpɑːm, ˈpɑːlm'] any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves.

Synonyms

  • Raffia farinifera
  • family Palmae
  • calamus
  • lady palm
  • fan palm
  • palm tree
  • corozo palm
  • tree
  • corozo
  • coco palm
  • family Arecaceae
  • raffia palm
  • Euterpe oleracea
  • Palmaceae
  • cabbage palm
  • Roystonea oleracea
  • Palmae
  • nipa palm
  • Cocos nucifera
  • Nipa fruticans
  • royal palm
  • palm family
  • coconut palm
  • Arecaceae
  • Roystonea regia
  • sago palm
  • Raffia ruffia
  • family Palmaceae
  • cabbage tree
  • Livistona australis
  • coco
  • feather palm
  • fishtail palm
  • coconut
  • cocoa palm

Antonyms

  • inability
  • succeed
  • stifle
  • diverge

Etymology

  • palme (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • palm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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