Meaning of SLEEVE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈslēv ]


Etymology: Middle English sleve, from Old English slīefe; perhaps akin to Old English slēfan to slip (clothes) on, slūpan to slip, Old High German sliofan, Latin lubricus slippery

Date: before 12th century


a. : a part of a garment covering an arm

b. : sleevelet


a. : a tubular part (as a hollow axle or a bushing) designed to fit over another part

b. : an open-ended flat or tubular packaging or cover ; especially : jacket 3c(2)

• sleeved ˈslēvd adjective

• sleeve·less ˈslēv-ləs adjective

- on one's sleeve

- up one's sleeve

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.