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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleeve, armnoun

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

  2. sleevenoun

    small case into which an object fits

Wiktionary

  1. sleevenoun

    The part of a garment that covers the arm.

    The sleeves on my coat are too long.

  2. sleevenoun

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

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

  3. sleevenoun

    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.

  4. sleeveverb

    to fit a sleeve to

  5. Etymology: From sleve, from sliefe, slefe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleevenoun

    see Sleave, untwisted thread

  2. Sleevenoun

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

  3. Sleevenoun

    a narrow channel of water

  4. Sleevenoun

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

  5. Sleevenoun

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

  6. Sleevenoun

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

  7. Sleeveverb

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

  8. 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  

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  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. 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.

  2. Jean Genet:

    Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.

  3. Lizzy Martinez:

    She told me that I needed to put a shirt on under my long-sleeve shirt to try to tighten my breasts — to constrict them, and then she asked me to move around.

  4. Jordan Taylor:

    Kamui Kobayashi, once a Formula 1 driver and member of Taylors winning team last year, was spectacular and the Japanese driver closed the final three hours to beat No. 77 Mazda Team Joest by more than a minute. The Cadillac was the only car on the lead lap for long stretches of the race. Jordan Taylor, who finished fourth in the Le Mans class, couldnt even remember the last time a Wayne Taylor Racing car won a race without a Taylor in the cockpit. Jordan Taylor first guessed 2004, then amended Jordan Taylor answer to 2008. I think since 2013 we went only one year without finishing on the podium, its an incredible team, an incredible victory, a lot of good guys on the team who are like family. Jordan Taylor stoically watched from the Team Penske pits. I couldnt show too much excitement in our pits, Jordan Taylor said. But very happy for my dad and the whole team. They really deserved it, they were dominant. The race had a record 833 laps, breaking the mark of 808 set two seasons ago. Jordan Taylor now has two wins as a driver one when Jordan Taylor drove for Wayne Taylor Racing and four as a team owner. DragonSpeed USA won the Le Mans Prototype 2 class. BMW Team RLL won the Le Mans class for the second consecutive year. Paul Miller Racing won the GT Daytona Beach class, the slowest but stacked division that had 18 entries including the Aim Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 with Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch was really good in Kyle Busch first endurance race, but the team had its share of struggles with attrition and was never a contender. Still, Kyle Busch said hed be interested in a return to sports car racing, especially if Toyota or Lexus moves up to the prototype class, because hed like a shot at racing for the overall win. Hopefully there is some things that Toyotas got up their sleeve as to what kind of class they want to participate in and what kind of cars they want to run over here in the next few years, Kyle Busch said. I would certainly be, Scott Dixon know, all hands on deck to put my hands up to get ready to go for a DP overall win. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP New regulations reached for 2022 earlier this weekend would make IMSAs prototype class eligible for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, another race Busch could potentially elbow into in the future. Toyota Racing Development President David Wilson said the manufacturer has no current plans to move up in class with Lexus or enter prototypes with Toyota. We are very happy racing in the GTD Series and we intend to continue as we still have races and championships to win, Development President David Wilson said. We would not rule it out in the future, but at the present time we have no plans to participate. Kyle Busch was highly praised by Kyle Busch teammates, as well as team co-owner Jimmy Vasser, who said not one person in the organization had an issue with the temperamental driver. Kyle Busch impressed. I am not sure why we should be impressed. Hes a NASCAR champion. Hes won more NASCAR races in the modern day than anybody, but it takes a lot of confidence and guts to jump into a discipline that hed never really done before and he did it with ease.

  5. Lindsey Buckingham:

    Everything that we wore on our sleeve, the discord and nature of the band, was the people breaking up, the dysfunction, right below all of that dysfunction is a great, great deal of love.

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