glove (plural gloves)
- An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but usually allowing independent movement of the fingers.
- I wore gloves to keep my hands warm.
- The boxing champ laced on his gloves before the big bout.
- A baseball mitt.
- (baseball, figuratively) The ability to catch a hit ball.
- Frederico had a great glove, but he couldn't hit a curveball, so he never broke into the pros.
- (slang) A condom.
- (with definite article) A challenge from one to another.
- to throw down the glove, i.e. to offer a challenge; to take up the glove, to accept it
glove (gloves, present participle gloving; past and past participle gloved)
- (baseball, transitive) To catch the ball in a baseball mitt.
- He gloved the line drive for the third out.
- (transitive) To put a glove or gloves on.
- Maxwell gloved his hand so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints, then pulled the trigger.
- (cricket) 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.