- to cover with or as if with a glove; provide with gloves.
- to serve as a glove for.
Origin of glove
Examples from the Web for glove
Kimberlin, who looks and softly speaks like a miniaturized clone of David Strathairn, could not lay a glove on his tormenter.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
This tribute video may be circulating now but Jeter still has the next couple of months before he hangs up his glove for good.Viral Video of the Day: ‘Re2pect’ for Jeter
July 16, 2014
When you put your glove down on the kitchen counter a half hour ago in order to make a turkey sandwich for yourself?The Timeless Beauty of Baseball
March 30, 2014
He cut his glove on the blade and stepped for a replacement.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
I had to store it in my glove box when I went to my son's school for track meets and teacher conferences.‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun
July 22, 2013
I asked if the muff, as well as the glove, had been searched carefully.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
"Yes," answered Dorothy, buttoning her glove and glancing at the clock.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
By the way, how did he get your glove, or is that merely brag on his part?
Yes, it is our business to do so; but the glove has not been of much assistance to us.
No one was observing him, and the glove was immediately concealed.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
- (often plural) a shaped covering for the hand with individual sheaths for the fingers and thumb, made of leather, fabric, etcSee also gauntlet 1 (def. 2)
- any of various large protective hand covers worn in sports, such as a boxing glove
- hand in glove informal in an intimate relationship or close association
- handle with kid gloves informal to treat with extreme care
- with the gloves off informal (of a dispute, argument, etc) conducted mercilessly and in earnest, with no reservations
- (tr; usually passive) to cover or provide with or as if with gloves
Word Origin and History for glove
Old English glof "glove, covering for the hand," also "palm of the hand," from Proto-Germanic *galofo (cf. Old Norse glofi), probably from *ga- collective prefix + *lofi "hand" (cf. Old Norse lofi, Middle English love, Gothic lofa "flat of the hand"), from PIE *lep- "be flat; palm, sole, shoulder blade" (cf. Russian lopata "shovel;" Lithuanian lopa "claw," lopeta "shovel, spade").
German Handschuh, the usual word for "glove," literally "hand-shoe" (Old High German hantscuoh; also Danish and Swedish hantsche) is represented by Old English Handscio (the name of one of Beowulf's companions, eaten by Grendel), but this is attested only as a proper name. To fit like a glove is first recorded 1771.
"to cover or fit with a glove," c.1400, from glove (n.). Related: Gloved; gloving. Glover as a surname is from mid-13c.
Idioms and Phrases with glove
see fit like a glove; hand in glove; handle with kid gloves; hang up (one's gloves); with the gloves off.