Definition of Glove

1. Noun. The handwear used by fielders in playing baseball.

Exact synonyms: Baseball Glove, Baseball Mitt, Mitt
Generic synonyms: Baseball Equipment

2. Noun. Handwear: covers the hand and wrist.

3. Noun. Boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing.
Exact synonyms: Boxing Glove
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Boxing Equipment

Definition of Glove

1. n. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.

2. v. t. To cover with, or as with, a glove.

Definition of Glove

1. Noun. An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but allowing independent movement of the fingers. ¹

2. Noun. (baseball) The ability to catch a hit ball. ¹

3. Noun. (idiomatic) A condom. ¹

4. Verb. (context: baseball transitive) To catch the ball in a baseball mitt ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To put on a glove. ¹

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Definition of Glove

1. to furnish with gloves (hand coverings) [v GLOVED, GLOVING, GLOVES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Glove

glove (current term)
glove anaesthesia
glove anesthesia
glove box
glove boxes
glove compartment
glove compartments
glove doll
glove juice test
glove leather
glove puppet
gloved-finger sign

Literary usage of Glove

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"glove. In the days of chivalry it was customary for knights to wear a lady's glove in their ... Hand and glove. Sw ora friends ; on like glove and hand. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"this glove from his helm ; if any man challenge this, he is When Alencon and myself ... Hawk's glove, in falconry, a glove worn to protect the hand from the ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"CHESTER glove. Very little that is authentic is known as to the origin of ... In Olden Times the glove was suspended from a pole in the front of the Old ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Before each table stands an operator, who slips a glove over each form, ... The knitting being completed, the glove is taken from the machine and folded ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The delivery of the glove had, in fact, become a mere ceremony, ... Associated with this custom was the use of the glove in the wager of battle (vadium in ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"From this use the glove came to enjoy a derivative and slightly different meaning. The sentiment of personal honour, which the Middle Ages developed, ..."

7. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"(4) THE STRIKE OF glove CUTTERS IN FULTON COUNTY PREPARED BY BUREAU OF STATISTICS AND INFORMATION The history of Fulton county, Xew York, centres about the ..."

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