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PALM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does palm mean? 

PALM (noun)
  The noun PALM has 4 senses:

1. the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
2. a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
3. any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
4. an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  Familiarity information: PALM used as a noun is uncommon.


PALM (verb)
  The verb PALM has 1 sense:

1. touch, lift, or hold with the hands

  Familiarity information: PALM used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALM (noun)


Sense 1palm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

palm; thenar

Hypernyms ("palm" is a kind of...):

area; region (a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve)

Meronyms (parts of "palm"):

thenar (the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb)

Holonyms ("palm" is a part of...):

hand; manus; mitt; paw (the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb)


Sense 2palm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("palm" is a kind of...):

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)


Sense 3palm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

palm tree; palm

Hypernyms ("palm" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "palm"):

cabbage palm; cabbage tree; Livistona australis (Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young)

Nipa fruticans; nipa palm (any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds)

Raffia farinifera; raffia palm; Raffia ruffia (a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks)

lady palm (any of several small palms of the genus Rhapis; cultivated as houseplants)

royal palm; Roystonea regia (tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba)

cabbage palm; Roystonea oleracea (West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young)

cabbage palm; Euterpe oleracea (Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young)

corozo; corozo palm (any of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts)

coco; coco palm; cocoa palm; coconut; coconut palm; coconut tree; Cocos nucifera (tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics)

sago palm (any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago)

feather palm (palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves)

fan palm (palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves)

calamus (any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes)

fishtail palm (attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage)

Holonyms ("palm" is a member of...):

Arecaceae; family Arecaceae; family Palmaceae; family Palmae; palm family; Palmaceae; Palmae (chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales)


Sense 4palm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

laurel wreath; medal; decoration; ribbon; palm; medallion

Hypernyms ("palm" is a kind of...):

accolade; award; honor; honour; laurels (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "palm"):

Medaille Militaire (a French military decoration)

Croix de Guerre (a French military decoration for gallantry)

Distinguished Service Order (a British military decoration for special service in action)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field)

Victoria Cross (a British military decoration for gallantry)

Oak Leaf Cluster (a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before)

Order of the Purple Heart; Purple Heart (a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action)

Bronze Star; Bronze Star Medal (a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight))

Silver Star; Silver Star Medal (a United States military decoration for gallantry in action)

Congressional Medal of Honor; Medal of Honor (the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action 'above and beyond the call of duty')

Distinguished Service Medal (a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility)

Distinguished Service Cross (a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy)

Navy Cross (a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy)

Distinguished Flying Cross (a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight)

Air Medal (a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight)


PALM (verb)


Sense 1palm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touch, lift, or hold with the hands

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

palm; handle

Context example:

Don't handle the merchandise

Hypernyms (to "palm" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "palm"):

field (catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket)

fumble (handle clumsily)

manipulate (hold something in one's hands and move it)

manhandle (handle roughly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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