\ ˈgləv How to pronounce glove (audio) \

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


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 When the final fly ball began dropping toward shortstop Hailey Wolfrey’s glove, the emotions were ready to hit another level. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 19 May 2022 The streak, the longest for any player to debut in this century, ended with a foul tip that landed in the catcher’s glove, which officially counts as a whiff. Jared Diamond, WSJ, 10 May 2022 Under King, Crawford coached the defensemen but often was the one barking expletives at players during practice — the iron fist to King’s velvet glove. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 1 May 2022 For the first act, Guerrero parked a hanging slider just out of the reach of Aaron Hicks, whose leaping try was in vain because the ball caromed off the center fielder’s glove and onto the netting. Larry Fleisher, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Her winning penalty kick in the shootout took a nice bounce off the goalie’s glove and into the net. Jeff Vorva,, 25 Mar. 2022 Once again, what seemed like an almost certain home run had died in the glove of an outfielder. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 With two one and one out in the ninth, Miguel Sano liner into the right-center that was went off the glove of Robbie Grossman. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 27 Apr. 2022 Cole Miller ended the no-hitter with a single to left field, smacking a ball just under the glove of a diving Jake Dukart at third base. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb There’s a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to glove fetishism and collections of videos showing women wearing gloves on YouTube–ASMR audio included. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 13 Jan. 2022 Jiménez went back to the left-field wall, jumped and reached his arm and glove over the fence, rupturing his left pectoral tendon. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 23 Dec. 2021 Goldschmidt, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, somehow manage to glove the ball, keep his foot on the bag and pull his arm out of harm’s way to end the inning. Mike Digiovanna Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 Willie Mays running a country mile in the Polo Grounds to glove Vic Wertz’s majestic drive, and Jim Edmonds sprinted well into left-center in Game 7 of the 2004 NLCS for a diving, full-extension snag over his left shoulder. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Oct. 2021 After Eovaldi was lifted — trailing 6-0 with two runners aboard — first baseman Kyle Schwarber failed to glove a sky-high pop up, allowing a seventh Yankee to cross the plate., 24 Sep. 2021 Catcher Kurt Suzuki could not glove an inside pitch that advanced the runners. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 After Yelich singled and Willy Adames walked to put two on with one out, Narváez followed with a line drive back up the middle only to see Castillo glove it and throw over to Votto at first to double Adames off and end the threat. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 July 2021 Playing shallow against the pitcher, Tauchman ran to the warning track and needed to twist his body at the last moment to glove the ball, then tumbled. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of glove


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


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

History and Etymology for glove


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

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25 May 2022

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“Glove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for glove


\ ˈgləv How to pronounce glove (audio) \

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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