Spiritually, since hands are symbolic of our innate creativity, gloves can symbolize the need to protect our creative ability. In dreams, they may also signify an impediment to full creative expression, our ability to give form to our ideas. To some extent it will depend what sort of gloves are represented. Working gloves will suggest protection from harm, whereas dress gloves denote enhancement of our abilities. Surgical gloves signify a degree of sterility in our dealings with other people. Throwing down a gauntlet or glove means we are challenging belief. Often in previous times the glove had greater significance than it does nowadays. Because it was so much part of social etiquette it represented honour, purity and evidence of good faith. Now being aware of gloves in a dream often represents some way in which we are hiding our abilities from people around us. To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity. To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression. Consulting the entries for Clothes and also Hands in Body will give further information.