What does glove mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseball glove, glove, baseball mitt, mitt(noun)

    the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball

  2. glove(noun)

    handwear: covers the hand and wrist

  3. boxing glove, glove(noun)

    boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing


  1. glove(Noun)

    An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but allowing independent movement of the fingers.

  2. glove(Noun)

    The ability to catch a hit ball.

    Frederico had a great glove, but he couldn't hit a curveball, so he never broke into the pros.

  3. glove(Noun)

    A condom.

  4. glove(Verb)

    To catch the ball in a baseball mitt

    He gloved the line drive for the third out.

  5. glove(Verb)

    To put on a glove.

    Maxwell gloved his hand so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints, then pulled the trigger.

  6. Origin: From glōf, from galōfō, the second element deriving from lep-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glove(noun)

    a cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten

  2. Glove(noun)

    a boxing glove

  3. Glove(verb)

    to cover with, or as with, a glove

  4. Origin: [OE. glove, glofe, AS. glf; akin to Icel. glfi, cf. Goth. lfa palm of the hand, Icel. lfi.]


  1. Glove

    A glove is a garment covering the whole hand. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no covering sheath for each finger they are called "fingerless gloves". Fingerless gloves with one large opening rather than individual openings for each finger are sometimes called gauntlets. Gloves which cover the entire hand or fist but do not have separate finger openings or sheaths are called mittens. Mittens are warmer than gloves made of the same material because fingers maintain their warmth better when they are in contact with each other. Reduced surface area reduces heat loss. A hybrid of glove and mitten also exists, which contains open-ended sheaths for the four fingers and also an additional compartment encapsulating the four fingers as a mitten would. This compartment can be lifted off the fingers and folded back to allow the individual fingers ease of movement and access while the hand remains covered. The usual design is for the mitten cavity to be stitched onto the back of the fingerless glove only, allowing it to be flipped over to transform the garment from a mitten to a glove. These hybrids are called convertible mittens or glittens, a combination of "glove" and "mittens".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glove

    gluv, n. a covering for the hand, with a sheath for each finger: a boxing-glove.—v.t. to cover with, or as with, a glove.—adj. Gloved, covered with a glove.—ns. Glove′-fight, a boxing-match in which the hands are gloved; Glove′-mon′ey, a gratuity given to servants, officers of a court, &c.; Glov′er, one who makes or sells gloves; Glove′-shield, a shield worn by a knight on the left-hand gauntlet to parry blows; Glove′-stretch′er, a scissors-shaped instrument for inserting into the fingers of gloves to stretch them.—Handle without gloves, to treat with vigour or with scant ceremony; Throw down, Take up, the glove, to offer, or to accept, a challenge. [A.S. glóf; cf. Scot. loof, Ice. lôfi, palm.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. glove

    A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. To throw the glove, an old expression which formerly meant to challenge to single combat.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glove' in Nouns Frequency: #2418

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glove in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of glove in a Sentence

  1. sindiswa matyobeni:

    God's love is warm like a glove.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    We're working hand in glove with the White House, the President is all in on this.

  3. Gloria Allred:

    This is just the beginning, without a glove, he put two fingers inside me and felt around.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    They see a story of kid glove treatment for one side and bare-knuckle tactics for the other.

  5. Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov:

    This is about growth and rare diseases, and it fits hand in glove with our strategy and our franchise.

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