Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “palm”

See all translations

palm

noun [C] uk   /pɑːm/ us  

palm noun [C] (HAND)

C2 the inside part of your hand from your wrist to the base of your fingers: This tiny device fits into the palm of your hand.read sb's palm to look at the lines on the inside of someone's hand and say what these lines say about their character and future
More examples

palm noun [C] (TREE)

C1 ( also palm tree) a tree that grows in hot countries and has a tall trunk with a mass of long pointed leaves at the top: date palms palm fronds The island has long golden beaches fringed by palm trees.

palm

verb [T] uk   /pɑːm/ us  
to make something seem to disappear by hiding it in the palm of your hand as part of a trick, or to steal something by picking it up in a way that will not be noticed: I suspected that he had palmed a playing card.
Translations of “palm”
in Korean 손바닥, 야자나무…
in Arabic راحة اليَّد, كَف, نَخْلة…
in French paume…
in Turkish avuç içi, aya, palmiye…
in Italian palmo, palma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手, 手掌,手心…
in Russian ладонь, пальма…
in Polish dłoń, palma…
in Spanish palma…
in Portuguese palma, palmeira…
in German die Handinnenfläche…
in Catalan palmell, palmera…
in Japanese 手のひら, ヤシ, ヤシの木…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手, 手掌,手心…
(Definition of palm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of palm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “palm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More