glove

noun
\ˈgləv \

Definition of glove 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a covering for the hand having separate sections for each of the fingers and the thumb and often extending part way up the arm

b : gauntlet entry 1 sense 1

2a(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-hit— Casey Stengel

b : boxing glove

3a : gauntlet entry 1 sense 3

b gloves plural : the restraints of civility the gloves came off for the interview

glove

verb
gloved; gloving

Definition of glove (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

Sitting on their knees to steer, drivers often wear gloves to avoid blisters and kneepads to cushion the blows. Elaine Glusac, chicagotribune.com, "Start your boat engines: 'World's Toughest Outboard Marathon' revs up northern Michigan," 12 July 2018 Some turned their backs on the dignitary, and wore red gloves as a symbol of the bloodshed. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "5 World Leaders Whose Visits to the U.K. Sparked Controversy," 12 July 2018 Rosen’s preferred method of tossing a salad is by hand, while wearing food-safe gloves. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 Teko Harmon, a manager for the authentication center, said the staff will wear white showroom gloves for extra careful handling whenever a pair of Air MAGs arrives. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Fast-growing Detroit startup StockX sniffs out fake sneakers," 9 July 2018 Ryan Romano accounted for seven fielding putouts, and teammates Michael Drucker, Daniel Diaz, Logan Herbert and Justin Pierce also wore the gold gloves. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cooper City Optimist Cubs claw their way to a perfect season," 8 July 2018 Delino DeShields — was walking around the clubhouse before Friday's game wearing batting gloves and holding a bat. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: A muffed play, a debut and George Springer's assault on Cole Hamels | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 14 Apr. 2018 Maybin tracked it to the wall, leaped, stretched out his glove and made the catch crashing into the fence to. Mike Persak, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins shut out Phillies, 2-0, even weekend series with division leaders," 14 July 2018 Gonzalez threw his glove in pain and was immediately tended to by assistant athletic trainer Scott Barringer and manager A.J. Hinch. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Marwin Gonzalez exits game with injured left wrist," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

All’s well that ends well, as Shakespeare wrote, and because Monday night ended well for the Phillies, catcher Andrew Knapp was spared the indignity of costing his team by failing to glove the final out in the ninth inning. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Phillies starter Nick Pivetta gives Cardinals a glimpse of his improvement | Extra Innings," 19 June 2018 The Aztecs nearly got out of the inning with a double-play, but Verdon couldn’t glove a low throw from third baseman Casey Schmitt for the third out. Kirk Kenney, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Aztecs steamroll UNLV to win Mountain West tournament title," 26 May 2018 The Tigers' Nick Goodrum tried to glove it but smacked it to the ground. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Royals snap nine-game losing streak | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018 Bruce Maxwell paused off second base to see if Carlos Correa would glove a hard grounder. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer's RBIs help secure Astros' victory over A's," 9 May 2018 Third baseman Maikel Franco couldn’t glove a chopper by Rodriguez, who scored two batters later when Starling Marte’s pop fly fell between center fielder Odubel Herrera and backpedaling second baseman Cesar Hernandez. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Aaron Nola, Rhys Hoskins lift Phillies over Pirates again," 21 Apr. 2018 Belt ranged well off the first-base bag to glove it, then spun and looked to first – and saw no one. azcentral, "Missed chances add up as Diamondbacks fall to Giants," 19 Apr. 2018 Sophomore shortstop Sebastian Murillo went to his knees to glove it. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Fountain Valley baseball cannot solve Will Laws in loss to Los Alamitos," 12 Apr. 2018 This was a time when people were terrified to touch people with HIV, people would glove, mask and gown up in regular hospitals. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry Shares How His Mom Princess Diana, at ‘Only 25 Years Old,’ Fought Homophobia," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of glove

Noun

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

Verb

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

History and Etymology for glove

Noun

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

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glove

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glove

: a covering for the hand that has separate parts for each finger

baseball : a padded leather covering for the hand that is used to catch the ball and that has individual thumb and finger sections

: a very thick, padded covering for the hand that is worn in the sport of boxing

glove

noun
\ˈgləv \

Kids Definition of glove

: a covering for the hand having a separate section for each finger

Other Words from glove

gloved \ˈgləvd \ adjective

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