a covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb.
to cover with or as if with a glove; provide with gloves.
to serve as a glove for.
Idioms about glove
- gloveless, adjective
- glovelike, adjective
- un·gloved, adjective
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How to use glove in a sentence
He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate | Philip Dray | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
One difference was that Chen was herself wearing white gloves.
The new cops gazed ceilingward where the white gloves would have sailed.
The moment came where newly graduated cops customarily toss their white gloves into the air in celebration.
The seemingly endless ranks snapped to attention on command and thousands of white gloves rose in salute.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos | Michael Daly | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then she noticed the letter which the child had given her, still lying on the dressing table, with her gloves.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
He dashed up to the drawing-room; his wife was coming forth then, her cloak and gloves on, her fan in her hand.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
She wore a dust-colored habit with divided skirt, and a soft felt hat and gloves of the same shade.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Dr. Stanmore came down the flagged path from the smith's cottage, pulling on his gloves.Uncanny Tales | Various
A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for glove
(often plural) a shaped covering for the hand with individual sheaths for the fingers and thumb, made of leather, fabric, etc: See 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
- gloved, adjective
- gloveless, adjective
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
Other 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.
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