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1. sleeve

noun. ['ˈsliːv'] the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm.

Synonyms

  • raglan sleeve
  • turnup
  • elbow
  • long sleeve
  • wristband
  • dolman sleeve
  • short sleeve
  • cloth covering
  • shirtsleeve
  • garment
  • arm

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • underdress
  • undress
  • overdress

Etymology

  • sleve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sliefe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sleeve

  • preconceive
  • misconceive
  • satanjeev
  • misperceive
  • disbelieve
  • vancleve
  • tel-aviv
  • maharive
  • interweave
  • interleave
  • sanjiv
  • retrieve
  • reprieve
  • mccleave
  • conceive
  • relieve
  • receive
  • rajiv
  • perceive
  • laneve
  • geneve
  • deceive
  • believe
  • aggrieve
  • stieve
  • steve
  • shreve
  • shreeve
  • naive
  • kleve

How do you spell sleeve? Is it sleave ?

A common misspelling of sleeve is sleave

Example sentences of the word sleeve


1. Verb, past tense
Place the bolt sleeve aside once this is complete.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Burn the cuff of the sleeve and pant leg as well as the bottom edge of the jacket.

3. Adjective
The end of the line should be pointed toward the sleeve portion of the shirt.

Quotes containing the word sleeve


1. sometimes no matter how many eyelashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you tear out and slap on your sleeve, it just ain't gonna happen.
- Melissa Jensen, The Fine Art of Truth or Dare

2. Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.
- Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

3. My words are the garment of what I shall never be Like the tucked sleeve of a one-armed boy.
- W.S. Merwin, The Lice

2. air-sleeve

noun. a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind.

Synonyms

  • drogue
  • wind sleeve
  • sock
  • air sock
  • wind cone
  • wind sock
  • visual signal

3. sleeve

noun. ['ˈsliːv'] small case into which an object fits.

Synonyms

  • case
  • record cover

Antonyms

  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • uncrate

Etymology

  • sleve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sliefe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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