I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English glōf; akin to Old Norse glōfi glove Date: before 12th century 1. a. a covering for the hand having separate sections for each of the fingers and the thumb and often extending part way up the arm b. gauntlet I,1 2. a. (1) a padded leather covering for the hand used in baseball to catch a thrown or batted ball; specifically one having individual thumb and finger sections usually connected with a lacing or webbing — compare mitt (2) fielding ability <
he's got a good glove at three positions and can pinch-hit — Casey Stengel
b. boxing glove 3. a. gauntlet I,3 b. plural the restraints of civility <
the gloves came off for the interview
II. transitive verb (gloved; gloving) Date: 15th century 1. a. to cover with or as if with a glove b. to furnish with gloves 2. to catch (as a baseball) in one's gloved hand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Glove — (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glove — O.E. glof glove, covering for the hand, also palm of the hand, from P.Gmc. *galofo (Cf. O.N. glofi), probably from *ga collective prefix + *lofi hand (Cf. O.N. lofi, M.E. love, Goth. lofa flat of the hand ), from PIE *lep be flat; p …   Etymology dictionary

  • glove — glove; glove·less; glove·man; un·glove; …   English syllables

  • glove — [gluv] n. [ME < OE glof & ON glofi < ? Gmc * ga lōfa < * ga , together (OE ge ) + * lōfa (Goth lōfa), palm of the hand: for IE base see LUFF] 1. a covering for the hand, made of leather, cloth, etc., with a separate sheath for each… …   English World dictionary

  • Glove — Glove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gloved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gloving}.] To cover with, or as with, a glove. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glove — [glʌv] n [: Old English; Origin: glof] 1.) a piece of clothing that you wear on your hand in order to protect it or keep it warm →↑mitten ▪ a pair of gloves ▪ boxing gloves rubber/leather etc gloves 2.) the gloves are off used …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glove — ► NOUN 1) a covering for the hand having separate parts for each finger and the thumb. 2) a padded protective covering for the hand used in boxing and other sports. ● fit like a glove Cf. ↑fit like a glove DERIVATIVES gloved adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Glove — bezeichnet: eine ehemalige New Wave /Synthie Pop Band, siehe The Glove den Handschuh beim Baseball, siehe Baseballhandschuh Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Beg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • glove — [ glʌv ] noun count ** 1. ) a piece of clothing that covers your fingers and hands: a pair of gloves leather/silk gloves rubber gloves: Wear rubber gloves when handling harsh chemicals. 2. ) a BOXING GLOVE take the gloves off to start fighting or …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glove — [n] hand covering for warmth, protection gage, gauntlet, mitt, mitten, muff; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

  • Glove — Mittens redirects here. For the geological formation, see Monument Valley. For other uses, see Glove (disambiguation). Pair of gloves, 1603 1625 V A Museum no.1506 A 1882 …   Wikipedia

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