- Scot. and North England. to wander; go idly from place to place.
Origin of palmer1
- a person who palms a card, die, or other object, as in cheating at a game or performing a magic trick.
Origin of palmer2
- Alice Elvira,1855–1902, U.S. educator.
- Arnold,born 1929, U.S. golfer.
- Daniel David,1845–1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
- George Herbert,1842–1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
- James AlvinJim, born 1945, U.S. baseball player.
- a town in S Massachusetts.
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Contemporary Examples of palmer
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.'
Historical Examples of palmer
Her people are wealthy, but she'll have nothing but what Palmer makes.
Christine and Palmer Howe came in to see her, and to inspect the balcony, now finished.
"I take that back," Palmer spoke indolently from the corridor.
Christine and Palmer had not returned from their wedding journey.
"The less said about Palmer's habits the better," flashed Christine.
- (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
Word Origin for palmer
- 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
"pilgrim who has returned from the Holy Land," late 12c. (as a surname), from Anglo-French palmer (Old French palmier), from Medieval Latin palmarius, from Latin palma "palm tree" (see palm (n.2)). So called because they wore palm branches in commemoration of the journey.