- 1the inner surface of the hand between the wrist and the fingers He held the bird gently in the palm of his hand. sweaty palms to read someone's palm (= to say what you think will happen to someone by looking at the lines on their palm )
- 2(also palm tree) a straight tree with a mass of long leaves at the top, growing in tropical countries. There are several types of palm trees, some of which produce fruit a date palm a coconut palm palm leaves/fronds/groves Idioms
to give someone money in order to persuade them to do something dishonest synonym bribe
grease somebody's palm (old-fashioned) (informal)jump to other results
to have complete control or influence over someone Even before he plays a note, he has the audience in the palm of his hand.
have somebody in the palm of your handjump to other results