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English noun: palm

1. palm (body) the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers


Broader (hypernym)area, region

Part holonymthenar

Part meronymhand, manus, mitt, paw

2. palm (quantity) a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

3. palm (plant) any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves

Synonymspalm tree

Broader (hypernym)tree

Narrower (hyponym)cabbage palm, cabbage palm, cabbage palm, cabbage tree, calamus, coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut, coconut palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, corozo, corozo palm, Euterpe oleracea, fan palm, feather palm, fishtail palm, lady palm, Livistona australis, Nipa fruticans, nipa palm, Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia, royal palm, Roystonea oleracea, Roystonea regia, sago palm

Member meronymArecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae

4. palm (communication) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Synonymsdecoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, ribbon

Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

Narrower (hyponym)Air Medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, Congressional Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Oak Leaf Cluster, Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, Victoria Cross

English verb: palm

1. palm (contact) touch, lift, or hold with the hands

SamplesDon't handle the merchandise.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)touch

Narrower (hyponym)field, fumble, manhandle, manipulate

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