verb (used with object), gloved, glov·ing.
- gloucester city,
- gloucester old spot,
- glove anesthesia,
- glove box,
- glove compartment,
- glove leather,
- glove puppet
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.
This tribute video may be circulating now but Jeter still has the next couple of months before he hangs up his glove for good.
When you put your glove down on the kitchen counter a half hour ago in order to make a turkey sandwich for yourself?
He cut his glove on the blade and stepped for a replacement.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life|Michael Daly|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Heidi Yewman|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There were no presses or drawers with locks in the house, and Jess got hold of the glove again.A Window in Thrums|J. M. Barrie
In actual service this glove did not stand up to the hard usage required of it.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
She raised the glove that she had been nervously swinging back and forth, and bit hard upon the button of it.A Chance Acquaintance|W. D. Howells
He looked down, then stooped, and rose again, holding in his hand a woman's glove.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
Lucy's little hand was on my arm, and she had drawn its glove on account of the heat.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin 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.
see fit like a glove; hand in glove; handle with kid gloves; hang up (one's gloves); with the gloves off.