glove

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noun

1
a
: a covering for the hand having separate sections for each of the fingers and the thumb and often extending part way up the arm
2
a(1)
: a padded leather covering for the hand used in baseball to catch a thrown or batted ball
specifically : one having individual thumb and finger sections usually connected with a lacing or webbing compare mitt
(2)
: fielding ability
he's got a good glove at three positions and can pinch-hitCasey Stengel
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b
gloves plural : the restraints of civility
the gloves came off for the interview

glove

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verb

gloved; gloving

transitive verb

1
a
: to cover with or as if with a glove
b
: to furnish with gloves
2
: to catch (something, such as a baseball) in one's gloved hand

Examples of glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Kunin kept his gloves on, as Brown took the only penalty, a roughing minor, at the 14:46 mark of the second. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 During his start in South Korea, Yamamoto kept his glove low against his hip while throwing from the stretch. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 The just-for-the-cameras stunt was clearly meant to help hype the fight — as Paul was only wearing one glove — and Pump appeared to seriously, and immediately, regret agreeing to take the mighty blow. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2024 That surgeon had been operating a table saw when his glove caught the saw blade and pulled in his hand. Chris Arnold, NPR, 2 Apr. 2024 Four people in face masks and gloves stormed the store, busted open display cases and racks, shattered glass, and grabbed dozens of firearms. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2024 The future contract that some speculate will exceed Aaron Judge’s $360 million pact, will be mostly because of his bat and not necessarily his glove though in the season opener for the Yankees, the defense shone through in a big way. Larry Fleisher, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Looking to snag a rare Maison Martin Margiela artisanal black glove in March? Maia Torres, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2024 The Boudoir Gloves, opera-length gloves made from demure mesh with velvet detailing, pay homage to LOUIS XIII’s traditional white glove service, infused with design elements from LaQuan Smith’s iconic ready-to-wear styles. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024
Verb
Soon, Tomasello prepared for the delivery and immediately gloved up. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2024 Two White Sox runs scored in the third when Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy failed to glove DeJong’s chopper down the line, a play that was generously ruled a double. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024 The Dallas netminder kept it a one-goal contest with several strong stops in the second, denying Walker from close range and gloving Frost's wrist shot through traffic on a Philadelphia power play. Aaron Bracy, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2024 For contrast, Tina added a pair of brown leather hand gloves with an assortment of eye-catching gold rings and bracelets. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 Off the ensuing face-off, Girard launched a shot from just across the mid-ice stripe and Kochetkov whiffed on gloving the puck. Bob Sutton, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2024 The social media user recreated Swift's black opera gloves with a pair of black tights. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024 The Princess of Wales wears an Alexander McQueen gown and Cornelia James gloves at the 2023 BAFTAs. Chandler Tregaskes, Glamour, 5 Feb. 2024 On the night, the mogul paired black opera gloves with the pink gown at the event and accessorized her look with a silver necklace. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Old English glōf; akin to Old Norse glōfi glove

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of glove was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near glove

Cite this Entry

“Glove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glove. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

glove

noun
ˈgləv
1
: a covering for the hand having separate sections for each finger
2
a
: a padded leather covering for the hand used in baseball
gloved
ˈgləvd
adjective
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