Crossword clues for glove
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Glove \Glove\ (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.]
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.
A boxing glove. Boxing glove. See under Boxing. Glove fight, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves. Glove money or Glove silver.
A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with.
(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.
Glove sponge (Zo["o]l.), a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges ( Spongia officinalis).
To be hand and glove with, to be intimately associated or on good terms with. ``Hand and glove with traitors.''
--J. H. Newman.
To handle without gloves, to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with. [Colloq.]
To take up the glove, to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.
Glove \Glove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gloved; p. pr. & vb. n. Gloving.] To cover with, or as with, a glove.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English glof "glove, covering for the hand," also "palm of the hand," from Proto-Germanic *galofo (cognates: Old Norse glofi), probably from *ga- collective prefix + *lofi "hand" (cognates: Old Norse lofi, Middle English love, Gothic lofa "flat of the hand"), from PIE *lep- "be flat; palm, sole, shoulder blade" (cognates: Russian lopata "shovel;" Lithuanian lopa "claw," lopeta "shovel, spade").\n
\nGerman Handschuh, the usual word for "glove," literally "hand-shoe" (Old High German hantscuoh; also Danish and Swedish hantsche) is represented by Old English Handscio (the name of one of Beowulf's companions, eaten by Grendel), but this is attested only as a proper name. To fit like a glove is first recorded 1771.
"to cover or fit with a glove," c.1400, from glove (n.). Related: Gloved; gloving. Glover as a surname is from mid-13c.
n. 1 An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but allowing independent movement of the fingers. 2 A baseball mitt. 3 (context baseball figuratively English) The ability to catch a hit ball. 4 (context slang English) A condom. vb. 1 (context baseball transitive English) To catch the ball in a baseball mitt. 2 (context transitive English) To put on a glove. 3 (context cricket English) To touch a delivery with one's glove while the gloved hand is on the bat. Under the rules of cricket, the batsman is deemed to have hit the ball.
A glove is a type of garment or utility which is designed to cover the human hand. There are gloves for:
- commercial and industrial purposes as well as for
- sports and recreation
Glove may also refer to:
- Gauntlet (gloves), a form of glove used for purposes including military, science, industry and drumming
Glove is a 2011 South Korean sports drama film directed by Kang Woo-suk based on a true story. After another drunken fiasco, fading baseball star Sang-nam is forced to coach kids at a school for the hearing impaired, but the publicity stunt eventually becomes an opportunity of a lifetime. The film was released to South Korean cinemas on January 20 and went on to receive 1,890,406 admissions nationwide during its run in theaters.
GloVe is an unsupervised learning algorithm for obtaining vector representations for words. Training is performed on aggregated global word-word co-occurrence statistics from a corpus, and the resulting representations showcase interesting linear substructures of the word vector space. It is developed as an open-source project at Stanford.
A glove ( Middle English from Old Englishglof) is a garment covering the whole hand. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no (or a short) covering sheath for each finger they are called fingerless gloves. Fingerless gloves having one large opening rather than individual openings for each finger are sometimes called gauntlets, though gauntlets are not necessarily fingerless. Gloves which cover the entire hand or fist but do not have separate finger openings or sheaths are called mittens. Mittens are warmer than gloves made of the same material because fingers maintain their warmth better when they are in contact with each other. Reduced surface area reduces heat loss.
A hybrid of glove and mitten contains open-ended sheaths for the four fingers (as in a fingerless glove, but not the thumb) and an additional compartment encapsulating the four fingers. This compartment can be lifted off the fingers and folded back to allow the individual fingers ease of movement and access while the hand remains covered. The usual design is for the mitten cavity to be stitched onto the back of the fingerless glove only, allowing it to be flipped over (normally held back by Velcro or a button) to transform the garment from a mitten to a glove. These hybrids are called convertible mittens or glittens, a combination of "glove" and "mittens".
Gloves protect and comfort hands against cold or heat, damage by friction, abrasion or chemicals, and disease; or in turn to provide a guard for what a bare hand should not touch. Latex, nitrile rubber or vinyl disposable gloves are often worn by health care professionals as hygiene and contamination protection measures. Police officers often wear them to work in crime scenes to prevent destroying evidence in the scene. Many criminals wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, which makes the crime investigation more difficult. However, the gloves themselves can leave prints that are just as unique as human fingerprints. After collecting glove prints, law enforcement can then match them to gloves that they have collected as evidence. In many jurisdictions the act of wearing gloves itself while committing a crime can be prosecuted as an inchoate offense.
Fingerless gloves are useful where dexterity is required that gloves would restrict. Cigarette smokers and church organists use fingerless gloves. Some gloves include a gauntlet that extends partway up the arm. Cycling gloves for road racing or touring are usually fingerless. Guitar players often use fingerless gloves in circumstances when weather is much too cold to play with an un-covered hand.
Gloves are made of materials including cloth, knitted or felted wool, leather, rubber, latex, neoprene, and metal (as in mail). Gloves of kevlar protect the wearer from cuts. Gloves and gauntlets are integral components of pressure suits and spacesuits such as the Apollo/Skylab A7L which went to the moon. Spacesuit gloves combine toughness and environmental protection with a degree of sensitivity and flexibility.
Usage examples of "glove".
So were the cameras and the items needed to accessorize my ensemble: paper apron and mask, plastic goggles, latex gloves.
It is also suggested that the fingerprint examiner wear rubber gloves when using acetone, benzine, xylene, formaldehyde, potassium hydroxide, or sodium hydroxide.
As promised, Seregil had found Alec a pair of gloves, and he suspected the boy was grateful now for their warmth.
Catching a questioning glance from Alec, Seregil raised a gloved hand to his chest.
She uses the glove box for the last time, breaking open a vial of sodium fluoride solution and injecting an aliquot into every one of the cell cultures.
Hembroke saw a stoopish man wearing an alpaca coat and kid gloves, whose eyes were owlish in round glasses that magnified their size.
But half an hour later when Ida went into the library she found him absorbed in his books as usual, and he only glanced up at her with absent, unseeing eyes, as she stood beside him putting on her gloves, her habit skirt caught up under her elbow, the old felt hat just a little askew on the soft, silky hair.
The figure of darkness dipped into an atramentous pocket with a nigrescently gloved hand and drew out a five-pound note.
I shall put on about twenty kilos - I have a suit and shirt designed to cope with the excess avoirdupois -fatten my cheeks, tint hair and moustache, wear a sinister scar and a black leather glove.
Bobby could smell sweat and hear the heavy biff and baff of gloves on flesh.
The bather had no soap, but used rough fibre gloves with which he rubbed the surface of his skin until it glowed.
Chancellor announced that each inceptor would be required to pay the ordinary fee of thirty shillings and a pair of buckskin gloves for each bedel, or, in lieu of gloves, five shillings to be divided among the bedels.
Grateful for that mark of propriety, I took out of my pocket the twelve pairs of gloves which I had bought in the morning, and after I had begged her acceptance of half a dozen pairs I gave the other six to my young friend.
He started the car, leaned over, opened the glove box in front of Bender and grabbed a blue bubble light.
Her beplumed hat floated in a pool of disfiguring water, her long suede gloves lay in a ditch and her white satin wedding slippers, alas, hung by their tiny heels at the top of a tree in a neighboring township, the only tree in the entire surrounding county, put there, in all probability, to catch and hold them for her.