Meaning of SLEEVE in English


— sleevelike , adj.

/sleev/ , n. , v. , sleeved, sleeving .


1. the part of a garment that covers the arm, varying in form and length but commonly tubular.

2. an envelope, usually of paper, for protecting a phonograph record.

3. Mach. a tubular piece, as of metal, fitting over a rod or the like.

4. laugh up or in one's sleeve , to be secretly amused or contemptuous; laugh inwardly: to laugh up one's sleeve at someone's affectations.

5. have something up one's sleeve , to have a secret plan, scheme, opinion, or the like: I could tell by her sly look that she had something up her sleeve.


6. to furnish with sleeves.

7. Mach. to fit with a sleeve; join or fasten by means of a sleeve.

[ bef. 950; ME sleve, OE slefe (Anglian), sliefe; akin to D sloof apron ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .