Definitions for glove
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baseball glove, glove, baseball mitt, mittnoun
the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
handwear: covers the hand and wrist
boxing glove, glovenoun
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.
Etymology: From glōf, from galōfō, the second element deriving from lep-.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Cover of the hands.
Etymology: glofe, Saxon, from klaffue, Danish, to divide.
Like an uproar in a town,
Before them every thing went down;
They flew about like chaff i’ th’ wind;
For haste some left their masks behind,
Some could not stay their gloves to find. Michael Drayton.
White gloves were on his hands, and on his head
A wreath of laurel. Dryden.
To cover as with a glove.
Etymology: from the noun.
Weaken’d with grief, being now enrag’d with grief,
Are thrice themselves: hence therefore, thou nice crutch;
A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,
Must glove this hand. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.
The next he preys on is her palm,
That alm’ner of transpiring balm;
So soft, ’tis air but once remov’d;
Tender as ’twere a jelly glov’d. John Cleveland.
A glove is a garment covering the hand, with separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb. Gloves extending past the wrist are called gauntlets. Gloves protect and comfort hands against cold or heat, damage by friction, abrasion or chemicals, and disease; or in turn to provide a guard for what a bare hand should not touch. Gloves are made of materials including cloth, knitted or felted wool, leather, rubber, latex, neoprene, silk, and (in mail) metal. Gloves of kevlar protect the wearer from cuts. Gloves and gauntlets are integral components of pressure suits and spacesuits. Latex, nitrile rubber or vinyl disposable gloves are often worn by health care professionals as hygiene and contamination protection measures. Police officers often wear them to work in crime scenes to prevent destroying evidence in the scene. Many criminals wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, which makes the crime investigation more difficult. However, the gloves themselves can leave prints that are just as unique as human fingerprints.If there is an opening but no (or a short) covering sheath for each finger they are called fingerless gloves. Fingerless gloves are useful where dexterity is required that gloves would restrict. Cigarette smokers and church organists sometimes use fingerless gloves. Cycling gloves for road racing or touring are usually fingerless. Guitar players may also use fingerless gloves in circumstances where it is too cold to play with an uncovered hand. A hybrid of glove and mitten contains open-ended sheaths for the four fingers (as in a fingerless glove, but not the thumb) and an additional compartment encapsulating the four fingers. 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 (normally held back by Velcro or a button) to transform the garment from a mitten to a glove. These hybrids are called convertible mittens or "glittens".
A glove is a type of garment which covers the hand. Gloves usually have separate sections, or 'fingers', for each finger and the thumb. They are designed to protect hands from cold, burns, dirt, or other contaminants, or can be worn for fashion. Some types of gloves, often made from specialised materials, are used in specific occupations or activities, such as gardening, dish washing, medical surgeries, or for sports.
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
Etymology: [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
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade and he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down and cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame “I am leaving, I am leaving” but the fighter still remains.
I tracked the ball into his glove, and it just hit the ground as it was going into his glove, so either way, I'm pretty much a dead duck, I feel like.
Making complaints against stock brokers to SEBI is useless because brokers and Sebi are both hands in glove to make investors penniless
Thomas is racing for it, but McCovey is there and can't get his glove to it. That play shows the inexperience, not on Thomas' part, but on the part of Willie McC ... well, not on McCovey's part either.
This is about growth and rare diseases, and it fits hand in glove with our strategy and our franchise.
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Translations for glove
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- قفّاز, كفArabic
- рукаві́ца, пальча́ткаBelarusian
- guantCatalan, Valencian
- handske, vanteDanish
- γάντι, χειρόκτιοGreek
- forro, gorro, guanteSpanish
- sormikas, huppu, hansikas, hanskakäsi, hanskaFinnish
- handski, vøtturFaroese
- mofWestern Frisian
- dòrnag, làmhainnScottish Gaelic
- sarung tanganIndonesian
- биялай, қолғапKazakh
- aaqqatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- мээлей, колкапKyrgyz
- manica, chirothecaLatin
- HändschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- sarung tanganMalay
- vante, hanskeNorwegian
- lájishNavajo, Navaho
- rękawiczka, rękawicaPolish
- перча́тка, рукави́цаRussian
- rukàvica, рукавицаSerbo-Croatian
- handske, vanteSwedish
- дастпӯшак, дасткашTajik
- рукави́ця, перча́ткаUkrainian
- găng tay, bao tayVietnamese
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