Meaning of 'palm' (Webster Dictionary)
- The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the
bases of the fingers and the wrist.
- 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.
- A metallic disk, attached to a strap, and worn the palm of
the hand, -- used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing
- 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
- The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
- Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm
- A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a
symbol of victory or rejoicing.
- Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph;
also, victory; triumph; supremacy. - To handle.
- To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand;
- To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by
unfair means; -- usually with off.