glove

noun
\ 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

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

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Examples of glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Voss and Zedak both hit line drives so sharply to center that one could hear them smack into the glove of Huntley outfielder Kendra Mitchell. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Hitting a roadblock: Marist falls behind, runs into defensive juggernaut of Huntley in 4A state semifinals," 8 June 2019 After two errors off the glove of first baseman Michael Toglia led to two runs in the opening frame, Rubi retired No. Steve Galluzzo, latimes.com, "UCLA defeats Loyola Marymount and advances to super regional," 3 June 2019 Advertising Gardner, who hit a two-run homer off Morton in the second, started the Yankees sixth with a single off the glove of Diego Castillo (0-3). Larry Fleisher, The Seattle Times, "Gardner, Yankees take advantage of walks, rout Rays 13-5," 19 May 2019 The navy blue look featured built in gloves along with a cluster of jewels adorning both the front and back. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk Stuns in Plunging Burberry Gown at the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Just wear rubber gloves when you shampoo; the dye is seriously saturated and will stain your hands a little. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "How I Keep My Temporary Hair Color Fresh to Death," 4 Apr. 2019 Queue up something to watch beforehand as your hands will be out of commission while in the gloves. Glamour, "This Self-Warming Hand Mask Saves My Cuticles Between Manicures," 7 Mar. 2019 The homeless Navigation Team helped 67 people travel to a shelter on Sunday night and distributed gloves, hats, socks and food to others living unsheltered who didn’t want to come inside. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Updates from Seattle’s snowy Monday: Rain coming as warm air moves north," 12 Feb. 2019 Two red devils appeared in three-quarter-length gloves and chiffon skirts. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Why artist Rafa Esparza led a surreal art parade through the heart of L.A.'s fashion district," 25 June 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 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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