palmer

1
[ pah-mer, pahl- ]
/ ˈpɑ mər, ˈpɑl- /

noun

a pilgrim, especially of the Middle Ages, who had returned from the Holy Land bearing a palm branch as a token.
any religious pilgrim.

verb (used without object)

Scot. and North England. to wander; go idly from place to place.

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Origin of palmer

1
1250–1300; Middle English palmer(e) <Anglo-French palmer,Old French palmier<Medieval Latin palmārius, special use of Latin palmāriuspalmary

Definition for palmer (2 of 3)

palmer2
[ pah-mer ]
/ ˈpɑ mər /

noun

a person who palms a card, die, or other object, as in cheating at a game or performing a magic trick.

Origin of palmer

2
First recorded in 1665–75; palm1 + -er1

Definition for palmer (3 of 3)

Palmer
[ pah-mer or, for 6, pahl- ]
/ ˈpɑ mər or, for 6, ˈpɑl- /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for palmer (1 of 2)

palmer
/ (ˈpɑːmə) /

noun

(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

C13: from Old French palmier, from Medieval Latin palmārius, from Latin palma palm

British Dictionary definitions for palmer (2 of 2)

Palmer
/ (ˈpɑːmə) /

noun

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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