Meaning of chiromancer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkʌɪrə(ʊ)mansə/


  • A person who is supposedly able to predict a person's future by interpreting the lines on the palms of their hands.

    ‘In October 1656, Morin was told by a chiromancer that the following month would be fatal to him.’
    • ‘A chiromancer looked at the forehead and hand of the boy, and predicted that ‘in short time he would make extraordinary proficience in the mercurial arts'.’
    • ‘Doctor Sax is the caped fighter against these evils (chiromancer, alchemist of the night, and friend of the children).’
    • ‘He claims that Thomas Becket consulted a chiromancer before setting out on an expedition against the inhabitants of North.’
    • ‘This chiromancer, when he understood the king's wish, took hold of his hand and examined with the greatest care all the lines he could trace there.’
    clairvoyant, crystal gazer, psychic, prophet, forecaster of the future, seer, oracle, soothsayer, prognosticator, prophesier, augur, diviner, sibyl