glove

[ gluhv ]
/ glʌv /

noun

a covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb.

verb (used with object), gloved, glov·ing.

to cover with or as if with a glove; provide with gloves.
to serve as a glove for.

Nearby words

  1. gloucester,
  2. gloucester city,
  3. gloucester old spot,
  4. gloucestershire,
  5. glout,
  6. glove anesthesia,
  7. glove box,
  8. glove compartment,
  9. glove leather,
  10. glove puppet

Idioms

Origin of glove

before 900; Middle English; Old English glōf; cognate with Old Norse glōfi

Related formsglove·less, adjectiveglove·like, adjectiveun·gloved, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for glove

glove

/ (ɡlʌv) /

noun

(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

verb

(tr; usually passive) to cover or provide with or as if with gloves
Derived Formsgloved, adjectivegloveless, adjective

Word Origin for glove

Old English glōfe; related to Old Norse glōfi

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Word Origin and History for glove
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with glove

glove

see fit like a glove; hand in glove; handle with kid gloves; hang up (one's gloves); with the gloves off.

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