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sleeve

 (slēv)
n.
1. A part of a garment that covers all or part of an arm.
2. A case into which an object or device fits: a record sleeve.
3. A tattoo that covers all or a large part of the arm.
tr.v. sleeved, sleev·ing, sleeves
To furnish or fit with sleeves or a sleeve.
Idiom:
up (one's) sleeve
Hidden but ready to be used: I still have a few tricks up my sleeve.

[Middle English sleve, from Old English slēf; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

sleeve′less adj.

sleeve

(sliːv)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a garment covering the arm
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a tubular piece that is forced or shrunk into a cylindrical bore to reduce the diameter of the bore or to line it with a different material; liner
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a tube fitted externally over two cylindrical parts in order to join them; bush
4. (Electronics) a flat cardboard or plastic container to protect a gramophone record. US name: jacket
5. roll up one's sleeves to prepare oneself for work, a fight, etc
6. up one's sleeve secretly ready
vb
(tr) to provide with a sleeve or sleeves
[Old English slīf, slēf; related to Dutch sloof apron]
ˈsleeveless adj
ˈsleeveˌlike adj

sleeve

(sliv)

n., v. sleeved, sleev•ing. n.
1. the part of a garment that covers all or part of the arm.
2. an envelope, usu. of paper, for protecting a phonograph record.
3. a tubular piece, as of metal, fitting over a rod or the like.
v.t.
4. to furnish with sleeves.
Idioms:
up one's sleeve, kept hidden, esp. for future use against another.
[before 950; Middle English sleve, Old English slēfe (Anglian), slīefe, akin to Frisian (East) slēwe sleeve, Middle Dutch sloove covering]
sleeve′less, adj.

sleeve


Past participle: sleeved
Gerund: sleeving

Imperative
sleeve
sleeve
Present
I sleeve
you sleeve
he/she/it sleeves
we sleeve
you sleeve
they sleeve
Preterite
I sleeved
you sleeved
he/she/it sleeved
we sleeved
you sleeved
they sleeved
Present Continuous
I am sleeving
you are sleeving
he/she/it is sleeving
we are sleeving
you are sleeving
they are sleeving
Present Perfect
I have sleeved
you have sleeved
he/she/it has sleeved
we have sleeved
you have sleeved
they have sleeved
Past Continuous
I was sleeving
you were sleeving
he/she/it was sleeving
we were sleeving
you were sleeving
they were sleeving
Past Perfect
I had sleeved
you had sleeved
he/she/it had sleeved
we had sleeved
you had sleeved
they had sleeved
Future
I will sleeve
you will sleeve
he/she/it will sleeve
we will sleeve
you will sleeve
they will sleeve
Future Perfect
I will have sleeved
you will have sleeved
he/she/it will have sleeved
we will have sleeved
you will have sleeved
they will have sleeved
Future Continuous
I will be sleeving
you will be sleeving
he/she/it will be sleeving
we will be sleeving
you will be sleeving
they will be sleeving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sleeving
you have been sleeving
he/she/it has been sleeving
we have been sleeving
you have been sleeving
they have been sleeving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sleeving
you will have been sleeving
he/she/it will have been sleeving
we will have been sleeving
you will have been sleeving
they will have been sleeving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sleeving
you had been sleeving
he/she/it had been sleeving
we had been sleeving
you had been sleeving
they had been sleeving
Conditional
I would sleeve
you would sleeve
he/she/it would sleeve
we would sleeve
you would sleeve
they would sleeve
Past Conditional
I would have sleeved
you would have sleeved
he/she/it would have sleeved
we would have sleeved
you would have sleeved
they would have sleeved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleeve - the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the armsleeve - the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
cuff, turnup - the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
dolman sleeve - a sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff
elbow - the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint; "his coat had patches over the elbows"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
long sleeve - a sleeve extending from shoulder to wrist
raglan sleeve - a sleeve that extends in one piece to the neckline of a coat or sweater with seams from the armhole to the neck
shirtsleeve - the sleeve of a shirt
short sleeve - a sleeve extending from the shoulder to the elbow
wristband - band consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist
2.sleeve - small case into which an object fits
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
record cover, record sleeve - a sleeve for storing a phonograph record
Translations
غِلاف أسْطُوانَه فونوغرافِيَّهغِلاف الآلَهكُمكِمّ
rukávmanžetaobalobjímkapouzdro
ærmeomslagrør
hihakaulus
rukav
ruhaujjujjkarmantyúlemezborító
ermislíf, slithólkur, hulsa, múffaumslag
소매
berankovisįdėklasįmovarankovėsu... rankovėmis
apvāksievākojumspiedurkneuzmava
rukáv
rokav
ärm
แขนเสื้อ
elbise kolukol ağzıkol tertibatıplâk kabıyen
tay áo

sleeve

[sliːv]
A. N
1. [of garment] → manga f
to roll up one's sleevesarremangarse
to have sth up one's sleevetener algo en reserva
to laugh up one's sleevereírse para su capote
2. [of record] → funda f
3. (Mech) → manguito m, enchufe m
B. CPD sleeve notes NPL (Brit) (Mus) texto de la carátula de un disco

sleeve

[ˈsliːv] n
[shirt, coat] → manche f
He rolled his sleeves up → Il a remonté ses manches.
long sleeves → manches longues
short sleeves → manches courtes
to have sth up one's sleeve
She thought he had some clever trick up his sleeve → Elle pensait qu'il préparait un bon tour.
to wear one's heart on one's sleeve → montrer ses sentiments
(= cover) [record] → pochette f
the photograph of the conductor on the sleeve → la photo du chef d'orchestre sur la pochette

sleeve

n
(on garment) → Ärmel m; to roll up one’s sleeves (lit)sich (dat)die Ärmel hochkrempeln; (fig)die Ärmel aufkrempeln (inf); to have something up one’s sleeve (fig inf)etw in petto haben or auf Lager haben ? laugh
(for record, on book) → Hülle f
(Tech) → Muffe f, → Manschette f

sleeve

[sliːv] n (of garment) → manica; (of record) → copertina
to roll up one's sleeves → rimboccarsi le maniche
to have sth up one's sleeve (fig) → avere in serbo qc

sleeve

(sliːv) noun
1. the part of a garment that covers the arm. He tore the sleeve of his jacket; a dress with long/short sleeves.
2. (also ˈrecord-sleeve) a stiff envelope for a gramophone record.
3. something, eg a tubular part in a piece of machinery, that covers as a sleeve of a garment does the arm.
-sleeved
having (a certain kind of) sleeve(s). a long-sleeved dress.
ˈsleeveless adjective
without sleeves. a sleeveless dress.
have/keep (something) up one's sleeve
to keep (a plan etc) secret for possible use at a later time. I'm keeping this idea up my sleeve for the time being.

sleeve

كِمّ rukáv ærme Ärmel μανίκι manga hiha manche rukav manica 소매 mouw erme rękaw manga рукав ärm แขนเสื้อ kol ağzı tay áo 衣袖

sleeve

n. manga;
Put up your ___Súbase, súbete la manga.

sleeve

n manga; long-sleeve shirt..camisa de manga larga
References in classic literature ?
The sleeve of his coat was almost worn through from the habit.
He was a mild, flurried old man, a Civil War veteran, with one sleeve hanging empty.
In another moment he would have been swept beyond her reach, but with a supreme effort he turned on one side; the current, striking him sideways, threw him towards the bank, and she caught him by his sleeve.
She seized him by the sleeve with her good hand, panting wildly, "No, no, Jurgis
Odsbodikins, it was but a dull lie, a most indifferent invention, but you should have seen them seize it and swallow it, in the frenzy of their fright, as it were sal- vation sent from heaven; and all the while was I laughing in my sleeve the one moment, to see them so cheaply deceived, and glorifying God the next, that He was content to let the meanest of His creatures be His instrument to the saving of thy life.
When he had ciphered it out he told me how we was to do; then we went and waited around the spoon-basket till we see Aunt Sally coming, and then Tom went to counting the spoons and laying them out to one side, and I slid one of them up my sleeve, and Tom says:
The last one helped the pure-white slave over the door-sill, and he limped away mopping his eyes with his old, ragged sleeve.
Tom, wiping his eyes with his sleeve, began to blubber out something about a resolution to escape from hard usage and lack of sympathy at home by roaming abroad into the great world never to return; and ended by hoping that Joe would not forget him.
When the dog had dug down only a few inches he grabbed something and pulled it up, and it was an arm and a sleeve.
There he tore off the sleeve of Earnshaw's coat, and bound up the wound with brutal roughness; spitting and cursing during the operation as energetically as he had kicked before.
Mistress Mary did not mean to put out her hand and clutch his sleeve but she did it.
She had laid her head upon my shoulder, that night when I was summoned out--she had a fear of my going, though I had none--and when I was brought to the North Tower they found these upon my sleeve.