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Definition of "palmistry" [pal•mis•try]

  • The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palmistry" in a sentence
  • "We did things that were completely socially unacceptable for 13 year old girls - hiking in the woods, swimming in streams, learning about obscure topics such as palmistry and witchcraft."
  • "In the height of his good-humour, meeting a common beggar upon the road who was no conjurer, as he went to relieve him he found his pocket was picked; that being a kind of palmistry at which this race of vermin are very dexterous."
  • "They study the river's many tributaries like palmistry, measuring the life of the Nile like the lines of a human hand."