- The definition of a sleeve is the part of a shirt or other garment that covers your arm, or a protective covering that fits over something, such as a record.
- The cotton material that extends from the shoulder of your shirt down to your wrists is an example of a sleeve.
- The white paper envelope that a CD or record fits into is an example of a sleeve.
sleeve definition by Webster's New World
- that part of a garment that covers an arm or part of an arm
- a tube or tubelike part fitting over or around another part
- a thin paper or plastic cover for protecting a phonograph record, usually within a jacket ()
- a drogue towed by an airplane for target practice
Origin: Middle English sleve ; from Old English sliefe, akin to Dutch sloof, apron: for Indo-European base see slip
sleeve definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A part of a garment that covers all or part of an arm.
- A case into which an object or device fits: a record sleeve.
Origin: Middle English sleve, from Old English slēf; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.
- sleeveˈless adjective
sleeve - Phrases/Idioms
up one's sleeve
up (one's) sleeve