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palm

Definitions


[pɑːm], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an unbranched evergreen tree of tropical and warm regions, with a crown of very long feathered or fan-shaped leaves, and typically having old leaf scars forming a regular pattern on the trunk.


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English palm(a), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch palm and German Palme, from Latin palma ‘palm (of a hand)’, its leaf being likened to a spread hand


[pɑːm], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the inner surface of the hand between the wrist and fingers
(e.g: she held the bird in the palm of her hand)

- the palmate part of a deer's antler.


Phrases:
- an itchy palm
- have someone in the palm of one's hand
- read someone's palm

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French paume, from Latin palma. Current senses of the verb date from the late 17th century


[pɑːm], (Verb)

Definitions:
- conceal (a small object) in the hand, especially as part of a trick or theft
(e.g: he would spin wild tales while palming your wristwatch)

- (of a goalkeeper) deflect (the ball) with the palm of the hand
(e.g: Jason palmed the ball out of danger)


Phrases:
- an itchy palm
- have someone in the palm of one's hand
- read someone's palm

Origin:




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