Meaning of SLEEVE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sli:v ]

( sleeves)


The sleeves of a coat, shirt, or other item of clothing are the parts that cover your arms.

His sleeves were rolled up to his elbows...

He wore a black band on the left sleeve of his jacket.



A record sleeve is the stiff envelope in which a record is kept. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use jacket )

There are to be no pictures of him on the sleeve of the new record.

N-COUNT : usu N of n , n N


If you have something up your sleeve , you have an idea or plan which you have not told anyone about. You can also say that someone has an ace, card, or trick up their sleeve .

He wondered what Shearson had up his sleeve...

PHRASE : N inflects

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