Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A close-fitting covering for the hand with a separate sheath for each finger and the thumb, worn especially as protection from the cold.
  • noun A gauntlet.
  • noun An oversized leather glove used for catching baseballs, especially one with more finger sheaths than the catcher's or first baseman's mitt.
  • noun A glove made of leather and fabric having padding on the back and extending over the wrist, used in hockey and lacrosse.
  • noun A boxing glove.
  • noun A close-fitting glove used to improve the grip, as in batting or in golf.
  • noun Baseball Fielding ability.
  • intransitive verb To furnish with gloves.
  • intransitive verb To cover with or as if with a glove.
  • intransitive verb To don gloves, as before performing an operation on a patient.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A covering for the hand having a separate sheath for each finger, and thus distinguished from a mitten.
  • noun Specifically, a boxing-glove.
  • noun In hatmaking, a wooden scraper used in felting hats in the battery.
  • To cover with or as with a glove.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cover with, or as with, a glove.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A boxing glove.
  • noun See under Boxing.
  • noun a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves.
  • noun (Eng. Law.) A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges (Spongia officinalis).
  • noun to be intimately associated or on good terms with.
  • noun [Colloq.] to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with.
  • noun to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
  • noun to challenge to combat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • 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.
  • noun baseball, figuratively The ability to catch a hit ball.
  • noun idiomatic A condom.
  • verb baseball, transitive To catch the ball in a baseball mitt
  • verb transitive To put on a glove.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
  • noun boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing
  • noun handwear: covers the hand and wrist

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English glōf.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English glove, glofe, from Old English glōf, *glōfe, *glōfa, ("glove"; weak forms attested only in plural form glōfan ("gloves")), from Proto-Germanic *galōfô (“glove”), from Proto-Germanic *ga- (“collective and associative prefix”) + Proto-Germanic *lōfô (“flat of the hand, palm”), from Proto-Indo-European *lāp-, *lēp-, *lep- (“flat”). Cognate with Scots gluve, gluive ("glove"), Icelandic glófi ("glove"). Related to Middle English lofe, lufe ("palm of the hand"). More at loof.

Examples

  • Alterations have taken place in the skin, the hair, the neck, and the head; the lower jaw has become bigger; the bones of the arms and legs have lengthened, and the American of to-day requires a different kind of glove from the Englishman.

    Crime and Its Causes

  • If the Lib Dems, and others (not the Greens as they appear to be working hand in glove with the Tories) point out that the Tories can break a promise in five weeks it might make people wonder if the Tories can be trusted in Norwich to keep their word.

    Norfolk Tories manifesto pledge on flood sirens broken in just five weeks !

  • Bidding for the glove is expected to start at $6,000; for the gates, at $20,000.

    2009 February 19 « Scavenging

  • Bidding for the glove is expected to start at $6,000; for the gates, at $20,000.

    2009 February « Scavenging

  • Bidding for the glove is expected to start at $6,000; for the gates, at $20,000.

    Scavenge Jacko’s Swingset « Scavenging

  • If the Lib Dems, and others (not the Greens as they appear to be working hand in glove with the Tories) point out that the Tories can break a promise in five weeks it might make people wonder if the Tories can be trusted in Norwich to keep their word.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • One of the biggest vote buying scams is NEA, and they are hand in glove with the democrats.

    Barbour: Obama, Congress 'the most liberal' ever

  • When you work hand in glove with the Tories doing their dirty work, you lose your credibility as unbiased.

    For me there is nothing like the dishonesty of a pseudonym

  • “The two [sets of records] could work hand in glove and be very effective in establishing a database that would serve multiple purposes,” he said.

    Media Coverage JULY 2009

  • Jim Hall believed that the judge knew all about it and was hand in glove with the police in the perpetration of the monstrous injustice.

    The Sleeping Wolf

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