Sleeve
Sleeve \Sleeve\ (sl[=e]v), n. See {Sleave}, untwisted thread. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sleeve — Sleeve, n. [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. sl?fe, sl?fe; akin to sl?fan 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.] 1. The part of a garment which covers the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleeve — sleeve; sleeve·less; sleeve·let; sleeve·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Sleeve — Sleeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sleeved} (sl[=e]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sleeving}.] To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleeve — [sli:v] n [: Old English; Origin: sliefe] 1.) the part of a piece of clothing that covers all or part of your arm ▪ a dress with long sleeves long sleeved/short sleeved etc ▪ a short sleeved shirt 2.) have sth up your sleeve informal to have a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sleeve — ► NOUN 1) the part of a garment that wholly or partly covers a person s arm. 2) a protective paper or cardboard cover for a record. 3) a protective or connecting tube fitting over a rod, spindle, or smaller tube. 4) a windsock. ● up one s sleeve… …   English terms dictionary

  • sleeve — [slēv] n. [ME sleve < OE sliefe, akin to Du sloof, apron: for IE base see SLIP3] 1. that part of a garment that covers an arm or part of an arm 2. a tube or tubelike part fitting over or around another part 3. a thin paper or plastic cover for …   English World dictionary

  • sleeve — [ sliv ] noun count ** 1. ) the part of a piece of clothing that covers your arm: short/long sleeves: a dress with long sleeves 2. ) a paper or plastic cover that protects something such as a record or book a ) a tube that surrounds and protects… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleeve — (n.) O.E. sliefe (W.Saxon), slefe (Mercian), from P.Gmc. *slaubjon (Cf. M.L.G. sloven to dress carelessly, O.H.G. sloufen to put on or off ). Related to O.E. sliefan put on (clothes) and slupan to slip, glide, from PIE root *sleubh to slide, slip …   Etymology dictionary

  • sleeve — A paperboard jacket that fits over the four sides (top, bottom, and two parallel sides) of a letter tray in order to keep the mail inside the tray from falling out …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Sleeve — other|Sleeve (disambiguation)Sleeve (O. Eng. slieve , or slyf , a word allied to slip , cf. Dutch sloof ) is that part of a garment which covers the arm, or through which the arm passes or slips. The pattern of the sleeve is one of the… …   Wikipedia

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