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
  1. noun
    handwear: covers the hand and wrist
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    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
  2. noun
    the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
    synonyms: baseball glove, baseball mitt, mitt
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    type of:
    baseball equipment
    equipment used in playing baseball
  3. noun
    boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing
    synonyms: boxing glove
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    type of:
    boxing equipment
    equipment used in boxing
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