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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleeve, arm(noun)

    the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

  2. sleeve(noun)

    small case into which an object fits

Wiktionary

  1. sleeve(Noun)

    The part of a garment that covers the arm.

    The sleeves on my coat are too long.

    Etymology: From sleve, from sliefe, slefe.

  2. sleeve(Noun)

    A (usually tubular) covering or lining to protect a piece of machinery etc.

    This bearing requires a sleeve so the shaft will fit snugly.

    Etymology: From sleve, from sliefe, slefe.

  3. sleeve(Noun)

    A protective jacket or case, especially for a record, containing art and information about the contents; also the analogous leaflet found in a packaged CD.

    Etymology: From sleve, from sliefe, slefe.

  4. sleeve(Verb)

    to fit a sleeve to

    Etymology: From sleve, from sliefe, slefe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleeve(noun)

    see Sleave, untwisted thread

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

  2. Sleeve(noun)

    the part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve of a coat or a gown

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

  3. Sleeve(noun)

    a narrow channel of water

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

  4. Sleeve(noun)

    a tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady another part, or to form a connection between two parts

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

  5. Sleeve(noun)

    a long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

  6. Sleeve(noun)

    a short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

  7. Sleeve(verb)

    to furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat

    Etymology: [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. slfe, slfe; akin to slfan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve, G. schlaube a husk, pod.]

Freebase

  1. Sleeve

    Sleeve is the part of a garment that covers the arm, or through which the arm passes or slips. The pattern of the sleeve is one of the characteristics of fashion in dress, varying in every country and period. Various survivals of the early forms of sleeve are still found in the different types of academic or other robes. Where the long hanging sleeve is worn it has, as still in China and Japan, been used as a pocket, whence has come the phrase to have up one's sleeve, to have something concealed ready to produce. There are many other proverbial and metaphorical expressions associated with the sleeve, such as to wear one's heart upon one's sleeve, and to laugh in one's sleeve. Sleeve length varies from barely over the shoulder to floor-length. Most contemporary shirt sleeves end somewhere between the mid-upper arm and the wrist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sleeve

    slēv, n. the part of a garment which covers the arm: a tube into which a rod or other tube is inserted.—v.t. to furnish with sleeves.—ns. Sleeve′-band (Shak.), the wristband; Sleeve′-butt′on, a button or stud for the wristband or cuff.—adjs. Sleeved, furnished with sleeves; Sleeve′less, without sleeves.—ns. Sleeve′-link, two buttons, &c., joined by a link for holding together the two edges of the cuff or wristband; Sleeve′-nut, a double-nut for attaching the joint-ends of rods or tubes; Sleeve′-waist′coat, Sleeved′-waist′coat, a waistcoat with long sleeves, worn by porters, boots, &c.—Hang on the sleeve, to be dependent on some one; Have in one's sleeve, to have in readiness for any emergency; Laugh in one's sleeve, to laugh behind one's sleeve, to laugh privately or unperceived; Leg-of-mutton sleeve, a woman's sleeve full in the middle, tight at arm-hole and wrist. [A.S. sléfe, sléf, a sleeve—slúpan, to slip; cog. with Ger. schlauf.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sleeve

    The word formerly used to denote the narrows of a channel, and particularly applied to the Strait of Dover, still called La Manche by the French. When Napoleon was threatening to invade England, he was represented trying to get into a coat, but one of the sleeves utterly baffled him, whence the point: "Il ne peut pas passer La Manche."

Editors Contribution

  1. sleeve

    A facet of a garment.

    The sleeve is beautiful on the wedding dress.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sleeve' in Nouns Frequency: #2162

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sleeve in a Sentence

  1. Arnold Bennett:

    A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.

  2. Richard Painter:

    Scouting prepares Democratic and Republican [ boys ] alike to be loyal to their country, their values transcend political party, and patriotism is critical [ to them ], they have an American flag on their sleeve, not a picture of President Trump.

  3. Joan Baez:

    It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.

  4. Tom Collier:

    Everybody that's been listening to the Pebble debate for 10 years thinks I'm lying, but I've got an ace up my sleeve and it is this permitting process. It is the truth-testing process. I'm if we're not telling the truth, we don't get a permit.

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.

Images & Illustrations of sleeve

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