Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Palmer, Alice Elvira Freeman 1855-1902. American educator who was president of Wellesley College (1882-1888) and dean of women at the University of Chicago (1892-1895).
  • Palmer, Arnold Born 1929. American golfer who was the first to win four Masters championships (1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964).
  • Palmer, James Alvin Known as "Jim.” Born 1945. American baseball player. A right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984), he won 20 or more games during eight separate seasons and won the Cy Young Award three times (1973, 1975, and 1976).

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  • proper n. An English surname.

Etymologies

From Middle English palmer ("a pilgrim from the Holy Land"), from Old French. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • PALMER - Town clerks in Monson and Palmer said traffic at the polls was brisk, and each were estimating voter turnouts of 40 percent.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • PALMER - A 31-year-old Bondsville man pleaded innocent at his arraignment in Chicopee District Court on Thursday after police say he stole a Jeep Grand Cherokee in Palmer and led officers on a chase through several communities.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- Officials in Palmer have declared fireworks legal in the city limits for seven hours between new Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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  • Fireside Books in Palmer is also a cozy, bite-sized place to go ... if in Alaska.

    Bookstore Appreciation Time!

  • The word "Palmer" also appeared there, a reference to a Jewish settler, Asher Palmer, 25, who was killed along with his baby son when their car overturned on a West Bank road last month.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Many of those players have won individual awards (USC has Heisman QBs in Palmer in 02 and Leinart in 04; Miami won with Testaverde in 86 and Torretta in 92).

    The Heisman Trophy | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • HANSEN: Chris Palmer is a wildlife filmmaker and professor who heads the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University here in Washington, D.C. He's also the author of the book "Shooting in the Wild," published by Sierra Club Books.

    Wildlife Films: Seeing But Not Always Believing

  • The most important thing I remember about knowing and working for Mr. Arnold Palmer is the time he gave to the fans.

    As Palmer turns 80, readers have their say

  • The Wizards announced their training camp roster on Friday and as previously reported, Cartier Martin, Lester Hudson, Adam Morrison, Sean Marks, Mardy Collins and Kevin Palmer have all signed non-guaranteed deals to participate.

    Wizards training camp roster complete

  • Arnold Palmer is synonymous with golf, but that's not the only place The King has a presence:

    With fame, everybody knows Palmer's name

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