palm Definition

  • 1the inner surface of the hand between the wrist and fingers
  • 2a tree that grows in tropical regions, typically with a single stem or trunk, and bearing large leaves and a cluster of nuts or fruits

Using palm: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "palm" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She held the coin in the palm of her hand.

  • Example

    The palm of his hand was sweaty.

  • Example

    The fruit of the palm tree is used to make oil.

  • Example

    The island is covered with palm trees.

palm Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for palm

Phrases with palm

  • read someone's palm

    to tell someone's fortune by examining the lines on their palm


    The fortune teller read my palm and told me I would have a long life.

  • to deceive or trick someone into accepting something of poor quality


    He tried to palm off the fake painting on the unsuspecting buyer.

  • grease someone's palm

    to bribe someone with money


    He greased the official's palm to get the permit approved.


Summary: palm in Brief

The term 'palm' [pɑːm] refers to either the inner surface of the hand or a tropical tree with large leaves and nuts/fruits. Examples include 'She held the coin in the palm of her hand.' and 'The island is covered with palm trees.' Phrases like 'read someone's palm' involve fortune-telling, while 'palm off on someone' and 'grease someone's palm' denote deception and bribery, respectively.

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