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 gloves
The organization also provides PPE and gloves to keep health workers and patients safe from the deadly virus during vaccination.
The jacket and gloves were a precaution in the event the eaglet panicked, but there was little fuss as he tossed the net over her.
When I did finally find acting, it fit like the perfect pair of gloves.
The gloves washing with the alcohol, that makes sense to me.
Plus wearing gowns, gloves, goggles and masks imparts an eerie moonwalk sensation as one enters the facility.Caring for Ebola Patients Deeply Scary For Health Care Workers|Kent Sepkowitz|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 15.20 I re-entered the Issue Department and went through the motions of taking up the gloves.
For a little while they went along the avenue in silence, she holding up her dress, he swinging his gloves.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
Gloves, hat, and stick were below, and equipped with these he presented himself before his grandmother.Leonore Stubbs|L. B. Walford
Very soberly he finished his despatch, picked up his gloves and crop, and again walked over to the telegraph station.Lorraine|Robert W. Chambers
Because working people in these parts never dress like that, gloves and all!Norston's Rest|Ann S. Stephens
Word Origin for glove
"to cover or fit with a glove," c.1400, from glove (n.). Related: Gloved; gloving. Glover as a surname is from mid-13c.
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.
see fit like a glove; hand in glove; handle with kid gloves; hang up (one's gloves); with the gloves off.