What does glove mean?

Definitions for glove

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glove.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseball glove, glove, baseball mitt, mittnoun

    the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball

  2. glovenoun

    handwear: covers the hand and wrist

  3. boxing glove, glovenoun

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


  1. glovenoun

    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. glovenoun

    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. glovenoun

    A condom.

  4. gloveverb

    To catch the ball in a baseball mitt

    He gloved the line drive for the third out.

  5. gloveverb

    To put on a glove.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glovenoun

    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. Glovenoun

    a boxing glove

  3. Gloveverb

    to cover with, or as with, a glove

  4. Etymology: [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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British National Corpus

  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. Lonnie Phillips:

    We like to consider ourselves responsible gun owners, but it wasn't always like that with me. I've had guns. I was raised in Louisiana, Lake Charles. My father had a gun, he carried it around in a glove box. One time somebody cut him off. He jumped out of the car, grabbed his gun, ran up to the window. The guy looked at him, flipped out his badge, and said, 'Red, if you don't put that gun away, you're going to jail. Get back in your car.' That was it. How cavalier was that?

  2. Ed Bridgeman:

    In the past, individuals have used a' dead man’s switch' hidden in a single glove that allows them to trigger a detonator if they shot or get caught, behavioral clues are key. How were these men dressed ? Were they dressed for appropriately for the climate and a long airplane ride ? Were they acting suspicious ?

  3. Ben Domenechouted:

    The CCP is actively engaged in an effort to undermine our American way of life, … But China is doing this with the active cooperation of our fellow Americans. Their partners in this project aren't just malevolent spies manipulating doofus California congressmen. It's none other than our own cultural, business and academic elites who[m] they have bought and paid for a thousand times over. Our elites now operate hand-in-glove with the Communist Party of China, doing its bidding even when it harms the freedoms and rights that are the birthright of every American.

  4. Daniella Mohazab:

    Without a glove, he put two fingers inside me and felt around, with a snide look on his face as he opened the packet of lube... he said this was part of an STD test.

  5. Justice Ginsburg:

    My scrunchie collection is not as large as my collar and glove collections, but scrunchies are catching up.

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