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glove

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noun \ˈgləv\

Definition of glove

  1. 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 b :  1gauntlet 1

  2. 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-hit — Casey Stengel> b :  boxing glove

  3. 3 a :  1gauntlet 3 b plural :  the restraints of civility <the gloves came off for the interview>

Origin and Etymology of glove

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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glove

verb

Definition of glove

gloved

gloving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cover with or as if with a glove b :  to furnish with gloves

  3. 2 :  to catch (as a baseball) in one's gloved hand

15th Century

First Known Use of glove

15th century



GLOVE Defined for English Language Learners

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glove

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noun \ˈgləv\

Definition of glove for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

glove

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noun \ˈgləv\

Definition of glove for Students

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

gloved

\ˈgləvd\ adjective

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