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palmnoun [C]

uk   us   /pɑːm/
  • palm noun [C] (HAND)

C2 the inside ​part of ​yourhand from ​yourwrist to the ​base of ​yourfingers: This ​tinydevicefits into the palm ofyour hand.read sb's palm to ​look at the ​lines on the inside of someone's ​hand and say what these ​lines say about ​theircharacter and ​future

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  • palm noun [C] (TREE)

C1 (also palm tree) a ​tree that ​grows in ​hotcountries and has a ​tall trunk with a ​mass of ​longpointedleaves at the ​top: date palms palm fronds The ​island has ​longgoldenbeachesfringed by palm ​trees.

palmverb [T]

uk   us   /pɑːm/
to make something ​seem to ​disappear by ​hiding it in the palm of ​yourhand 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 ​playingcard.
(Definition of palm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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palmnoun [C]

 us   /pɑm, pɑlm/
the inside ​part of ​yourhand from ​yourwrist to the ​base of ​yourfingers: I ​wiped my palm on my ​shirt.
(Definition of palm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “palm”
in Korean 손바닥, 야자나무…
in Arabic راحة اليَّد, كَف, نَخْلة…
in Malaysian tapak tangan…
in French paume…
in Russian ладонь, пальма…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手, 手掌,手心…
in Italian palmo, palma…
in Turkish avuç içi, aya, palmiye…
in Polish dłoń, palma…
in Spanish palma…
in Vietnamese lòng bàn tay…
in Portuguese palma, palmeira…
in Thai ฝ่ามือ…
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…
in Indonesian telapak tangan…
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