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Definition of palm:

  1. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
  2. 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.
  3. A metallic disk, attached to a strap, and worn the palm of the hand, - used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
  4. Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree.
  5. Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy.
  6. 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 protruding fingers.
  7. The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
  8. The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
  9. To grease the palm of; to bribe or tip.
  10. To handle.
  11. To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; - usually with off.
  12. To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.

Synonyms:

thenar, fern, betel, bay wreath, Washington, wield, ball, wax, medallion, palmyra, laurel wreath, ribbon, medal, deal, para, arch, decoration, armpit, piasava, big toe, ornamentation, manage, oil, handle, doom, do by, hide, calf, West African, cover, cabbage, raphia, care, camouflage, thread, treat, typewriter ribbon, Brazilian, palmetto, Bourbon, fan, arm, triumph, date, mask, submerge, plow, assai, palm tree, walkstick, obscure, appendage, tuck away, royal, crotch, ankle, rattan, blot out, lie low, curly, address, ornament, clubfoot, sea-coconut, umbrella, conceal, wine.

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