A glove is a piece of clothing that you wear on your hand, to protect it or keep it warm. Most people wear a pair of gloves, unless — of course — they are imitating Michael Jackson.

Cold-weather gloves are soft and warm, made from fabrics like wool, polar fleece, or leather. There are also gloves that protect the skin on your hands while you're cleaning, using chemicals, or washing dishes; and gloves that prevent the spreading of germs, worn by food handlers and health care workers. Athletes sometimes wear gloves as well, like boxing gloves or the gloves worn by hockey goalies.

Definitions of glove

n handwear: covers the hand and wrist

show 6 types...
hide 6 types...
batting glove
a glove worn by batters in baseball to give a firmer grip on the bat
gantlet, gauntlet
a glove with long sleeve
gantlet, gauntlet, metal glove
a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
golf glove
a glove worn by golfers to give a firm grip on the handle of the golf club
kid glove, suede glove
a glove made of fine soft leather (as kidskin)
glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together
Type of:
hand wear, handwear
clothing for the hands

n the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball

baseball glove, baseball mitt, mitt
Type of:
baseball equipment
equipment used in playing baseball

n boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing

boxing glove
Type of:
boxing equipment
equipment used in boxing

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.