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Glove (glŭv), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl&ō;f; akin to Icel. gl&ō;fi, cf. Goth. l&ō;fa palm of the hand, Icel. l&ō;fi.]
1. 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.
2. 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) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with. (b) (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&ö;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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gloved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gloving.] To cover with, or as with, a glove.