HyperDic: palm

English > 5 senses of the word palm:
NOUNbodypalm, thenarthe inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
quantitypalma linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
plantpalm, palm treeany plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
communicationpalm, decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, ribbonan award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
VERBcontactpalm, handletouch, lift, or hold with the hands
palm > pronunciation
Soundspaa'lm; paa'm
Rhymesbalm ... psalm / Psalm: 4 rhymes with aalm...
aplomb ... wigwam: 29 rhymes with aam...
English > palm: 5 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
Synonymthenar
Part ofhand, manus, mitt, pawThe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
PartsthenarThe fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
Broaderarea, regionA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
Spanishpalma de la mano, palma
Catalanpalma, palmell
Adjectivespalmar, volarrelating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
Verbspalmtouch, lift, or hold with the hands
English > palm: 5 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand.
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Verbspalmtouch, lift, or hold with the hands
English > palm: 5 senses > noun 3, plant
MeaningAny plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves.
Synonympalm tree
Member ofPalmae, family Palmae, Palmaceae, family Palmaceae, Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, palm familychiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves
Narrowercabbage palm, Roystonea oleraceaWest Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young / young
cabbage palm, Euterpe oleraceaBrazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young / young
cabbage palm, cabbage tree, Livistona australisAustralian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young / young
calamusAny tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus
coconut, coconut palm, coco palm, coco, cocoa palm, coconut tree, Cocos nuciferatall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits
corozo, corozo palmAny of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts
fan palmpalm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
feather palmpalm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
fishtail palmattractive East Indian palm having distinctive / distinctive bipinnate foliage
lady palmAny of several small palms of the genus Rhapis
nipa palm, Nipa fruticansAny creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries
raffia palm, Raffia farinifera, Raffia ruffiaA large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar / Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
royal palm, Roystonea regiatall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba
sago palmAny of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
BroadertreeA tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown
Spanishpalma, palmera
Catalanpalma, palmera, palmer
English > palm: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.
Synonymsdecoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, ribbon
NarrowerAir MedalA United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Bronze Star Medal, Bronze StarA United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Croix de GuerreA French military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct MedalA British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Flying CrossA United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Distinguished Service CrossA United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy / enemy
Distinguished Service MedalA United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service OrderA British military decoration for special service in action
Medaille MilitaireA French military decoration
Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of HonorThe highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action 'above and beyond the call of duty'
Navy CrossA United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy / enemy
Oak Leaf ClusterA 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 HeartA United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Silver Star Medal, Silver StarA United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Victoria CrossA British military decoration for gallantry
Broaderaward, accolade, honor, honour, laurelsA tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
Spanishcondecoración, medalla, medallón
Catalancondecoració, medalla, medalló
English > palm: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtouch, lift, or hold with the hands.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymhandle
Narrowerfieldcatch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
fumbleHandle clumsily
manhandleHandle roughly
manipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishmanejar, tocar
Catalanmanejar
Nounspalmthe inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
palma linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

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