baseball glove, glove, baseball mitt, mitt(noun)
the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
handwear: covers the hand and wrist
boxing glove, glove(noun)
boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing
An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but allowing independent movement of the fingers.
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.
To catch the ball in a baseball mitt
He gloved the line drive for the third out.
To put on a glove.
Maxwell gloved his hand so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints, then pulled the trigger.
Origin: From glōf, from galōfō, the second element deriving from lep-.
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
a boxing glove
to cover with, or as with, a glove
Origin: [OE. glove, glofe, AS. glf; akin to Icel. glfi, cf. Goth. lfa palm of the hand, Icel. lfi.]
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'glove' in Nouns Frequency: #2418
The numerical value of glove in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of glove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of glove in a Sentence
God's love is warm like a glove.
We're working hand in glove with the White House, the President is all in on this.
This is just the beginning, without a glove, he put two fingers inside me and felt around.
They see a story of kid glove treatment for one side and bare-knuckle tactics for the other.
This is about growth and rare diseases, and it fits hand in glove with our strategy and our franchise.
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- كف, قفّازArabic
- рукаві́ца, пальча́ткаBelarusian
- guantCatalan, Valencian
- handske, vanteDanish
- γάντι, χειρόκτιοGreek
- guante, gorro, forroSpanish
- hanska, hanskakäsi, huppu, hansikas, sormikasFinnish
- vøttur, handskiFaroese
- mofWestern Frisian
- dòrnag, làmhainnScottish Gaelic
- sarung tanganIndonesian
- қолғап, биялайKazakh
- aaqqatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- колкап, мээлейKyrgyz
- chirotheca, manicaLatin
- HändschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- sarung tanganMalay
- vante, hanskeNorwegian
- lájishNavajo, Navaho
- rękawica, rękawiczkaPolish
- перча́тка, рукави́цаRussian
- рукавица, rukàvicaSerbo-Croatian
- handske, vanteSwedish
- дастпӯшак, дасткашTajik
- рукави́ця, перча́ткаUkrainian
- găng tay, bao tayVietnamese
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