\ 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

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Examples of glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At the production facility off South 38th Street in Milwaukee, workers decked out in teal lab coats and black gloves roll and hand pack the cigarettes into boxes of 10. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This Milwaukee company rolls thousands of CBD joints every day and is bringing in millions," 17 Feb. 2020 Jang Ji-sung, the mother of four, wore a VR headset and gloves that allowed her to see, hear and touch the digitized version of her daughter. Edmund Demarche | Fox News, Fox News, "South Korean show ‘reunited’ mother with deceased daughter in virtual reality," 13 Feb. 2020 But with Sanders within striking distance of victory, that is becoming untenable — and so the gloves are off. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "Is the media about to have a conniption fit over Bernie Sanders?," 17 Jan. 2020 Then there's her accessories: Elbow-length gloves were the Hepburn must-have for a touch of elegance. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "These Audrey Hepburn Style Moments Are Simply Timeless," 15 Jan. 2020 Most winter days, the gloves are warm enough on their own, but occasionally, that extra boost of toastiness keeps me in the saddle longer. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Winter Cycling Gear to Get You Through the Coldest Days," 11 Jan. 2020 Those boxing gloves were a favorite Christmas gift for us., "A Christmas memory: boxing gloves beneath the tree - The Boston Globe," 19 Dec. 2019 Note that field dressing gloves are more than just a convenience. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things that will Help You Field Dress A Deer," 6 Dec. 2019 These gloves from Smartwool are both warm and touch screen compatible, making them great for walks in the cold. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "15 incredible deals from REI's massive weekend sale," 15 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Two batters later, shortstop Luis Rengifo lunged to his right to glove a line drive, then tossed the ball to second base to catch Tellez off the bag and end the Blue Jays’ threat. Maria Torres,, "Tyler Skaggs dominates as Angels reach .500 in win over Blue Jays," 18 June 2019 Crawford ranged from his shortstop position to the other side of second base to glove Muncy’s grounder, then did a 360-degree turn in the outfield grass before throwing to first. John Shea,, "Giants’ Tyler Beede gets first big-league win by beating Dodgers," 18 June 2019 Darcy Kuemper couldn't glove the puck and two Coyotes defensemen couldn't lift sticks to negate the game-winning goal for Edmonton. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Coyotes can't close out Oilers, fall in shootout," 25 Nov. 2019 That is, until Darcy Kuemper failed to glove a routine shot and allowed a juicy rebound on the game-tying goal to hand momentum back to Edmonton. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Coyotes can't close out Oilers, fall in shootout," 25 Nov. 2019 Kuraly sprang from the box and went on a two-on-one break with Lindholm, who cleaned up a Kuraly shot that Hutchinson couldn’t glove., "Maple Leafs," 23 Oct. 2019 There was a rare defensive mistake when Kostas Manolas gifted the ball to Salah in a great position but Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret extended to glove the Egypt international’s shot wide. Andrew Dampf, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Napoli beats defending champion Liverpool 2-0," 17 Sep. 2019 Joey Votto followed with what should have been a double-play grounder to Keston Hiura at second, but Tyler Saladino failed to glove his feed. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reds 14, Brewers 6: Going from bad to worse in a hurry," 23 July 2019 The defense let Jhoulys Chacín down early in the second when, with Brandon Crawford on first, Eric Thames couldn't glove Yastrzemski's hot shot to first. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giants 8, Brewers 3: Another bullpen collapse ends the series on an ugly note," 14 July 2019

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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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20 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Glove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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


\ 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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