a pilgrim, especially of the Middle Ages, who had returned from the Holy Land bearing a palm branch as a token.
any religious pilgrim.
Scot. and North England. to wander; go idly from place to place.
Other definitions for palmer (2 of 3)
a person who palms a card, die, or other object, as in cheating at a game or performing a magic trick.
Other definitions for Palmer (3 of 3)
Alice Elvira, 1855–1902, U.S. educator.
Arnold, 1929–2016, U.S. golfer.
Daniel David, 1845–1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
George Herbert, 1842–1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
James Alvin "Jim", born 1945, U.S. baseball player.
a town in southern Massachusetts.
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How to use palmer in a sentence
Police in Wrangell and palmer also said they do not collect DNA at the time of arrest.Alaska Requires DNA Be Collected From People Arrested for Violent Crimes. Many Police Have Ignored That. | by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News | December 31, 2020 | ProPublica
He and I were standing in one of the dark and damp hallways of the palmer basement, and he said to me, “The only difference between you and me physics-wise is that I am a little further along in my career.”Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners | Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky, | December 2, 2020 | Nautilus
At Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in palmer, Alaska, nearly 40 miles north of Anchorage, Thomas Quimby, the emergency department’s medical director, became the leader of the hospital’s coronavirus task force in March.Smallest health providers face biggest problem finding protective gear amid coronavirus surge | Amy Goldstein | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Kinloch attempted to end the discussion before palmer, the Republican, was done asking questions.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics | Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
That’s the biggest physical factor that has struck me over 20 years at palmer.The Greening of Antarctica - Issue 90: Something Green | Marissa Grunes | October 7, 2020 | Nautilus
This palmer stands for elegance and sophistication: the embodiment of natural gifts, both athletic and personal.
palmer's inability to reach a synthesis in almost any area of his life is what makes him exasperating.
"My wife and I have been married for nineteen years," says palmer, mulling the stress-fracture in his family life.
Just as palmer, taken in sixty-second doses, seems relaxed, so, measured over hours, he seems in need of a sedative.
I got the word," says palmer, "that Peters had said, 'I don't want palmer to start another game here this year.'
Lately a more satisfactory method, suggested by Mr. palmer, has been employed.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
palmer is out of town, and Lovegrove and Matthews appear wonderfully nonchalant.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
They directed the master of the house to keep a “palmer,” or instrument for inflicting pain upon the palm of the open hand.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
A little later, he happened to see Mr. palmer himself knocking at the door of the Deanery and being admitted by the butler.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
The White palmer—dubbed with white peacock's harl, and a black hackle over it.The Teesdale Angler | R Lakeland
British Dictionary definitions for palmer (1 of 2)
(in Medieval Europe) a pilgrim bearing a palm branch as a sign of his visit to the Holy Land
(in Medieval Europe) an itinerant monk
(in Medieval Europe) any pilgrim
any of various artificial angling flies characterized by hackles around the length of the body
British Dictionary definitions for Palmer (2 of 2)
Arnold. born 1929, US professional golfer: winner of seven major championships, including four in the US Masters (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) and two in the British Open (1961,1962)
Samuel. 1805–81, English painter of visionary landscapes, influenced by William Blake
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