glove

[ gluhv ]
/ glʌv /
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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.

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Idioms for glove

Origin of glove

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

OTHER WORDS FROM glove

gloveless, adjectiveglovelike, 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 forms of glove

gloved, adjectivegloveless, adjective

Word Origin for glove

Old English glōfe; related to Old Norse glōfi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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