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Definition 1: the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for palm in the sense of this definition

(palm is a kind of ...) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

"in the abdominal region"

(palm is a part of ...) the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb

(... is part of palm) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

Definition 2: an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for palm in the sense of this definition

(palm is a kind of ...) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

(... is a kind of palm ) a French military decoration for gallantry

(... is a kind of palm ) a British military decoration for special service in action

(... is a kind of palm ) a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field

(... is a kind of palm ) a British military decoration for gallantry

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States military decoration for gallantry in action

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy

(... is a kind of palm ) a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility

(... is a kind of palm ) the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'

(... is a kind of palm ) a French military decoration

Definition 3: any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for palm in the sense of this definition

(palm is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

(... is a kind of palm ) West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young

(... is a kind of palm ) tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba

(... is a kind of palm ) any of several small palms of the genus Rhapis; cultivated as houseplants

(... is a kind of palm ) a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks

(... is a kind of palm ) any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds

(... is a kind of palm ) Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young

(... is a kind of palm ) Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young

(... is a kind of palm ) any of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts

(... is a kind of palm ) tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics

(... is a kind of palm ) attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage

(... is a kind of palm ) any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes

(... is a kind of palm ) palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves

(... is a kind of palm ) palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves

(... is a kind of palm ) any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago

(... is a member of palm) chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales

Definition 4: a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand - [noun denoting quantity]

(palm is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 5: touch, lift, or hold with the hands - [verb of contact]

Samples where palm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't handle the merchandise

Synonyms for palm in the sense of this definition

(palm is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of palm ) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

(... is a kind of palm ) handle clumsily

(... is a kind of palm ) hold something in one's hands and move it

(... is a kind of palm ) handle roughly

"I was manhandled by the police"

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