Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of southwest-central England on the Severn River west-northwest of London. On the site of the Roman city Glevum, it was the Saxon capital of Mercia and is today a market town and industrial center. Population: 123,000.
  • A city of northeast Massachusetts on Cape Ann and the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Boston. Its sheltered harbor has been used by fishing fleets for three centuries. Population: 30,600.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a city in Gloucestershire, England, on the river Severn, near the border with Wales
  • proper n. a type of cheese

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Gloster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn
  • n. a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries

Etymologies

From Latin Gl─ôvum + Old English ceaster. Recorded in the Domesday Book as Glowecestre. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • GLOUCESTER - A 41-year-old Gloucester woman died Saturday night of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision on Route 17 earlier in the day.

    dailypress.com - Breaking news

  • GLOUCESTER - A 67-year-old Massachusetts man is dead after falling into the ocean while apparently fishing from the shore in Gloucester.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • Photos GLOUCESTER - A Gloucester "softball mom" will serve six months in prison for stealing

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  • CHRIS JOHNS, GLOUCESTER, NEW JERSEY: Chris Johns from Gloucester, New Jersey.

    CNN Transcript Apr 29, 2009

  • KING OF FRANCE. DUKE OF BURGUNDY. DUKE OF CORNWALL. DUKE OF ALBANY. EARL OF KENT. EARL OF GLOUCESTER. EDGAR, Son to Gloucester.

    Dramatis Personæ. King Lear

  • KING OF FRANCE. DUKE OF BURGUNDY. DUKE OF CORNWALL. DUKE OF ALBANY. EARL OF KENT. EARL OF GLOUCESTER. EDGAR, son to Gloucester.

    Dramatis Personae

  • Edward IV, who won the throne with the help of his brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is restoring law and order after years of war.

    Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett: Book summary

  • What I saw in Gloucester was overwhelming ... the violence of the storm was just overwhelming.

    An Interview with Sebastian Junger. October 2000

  • In the light of this recent coverage, one of our readers wrote to ask if we might also give a little coverage to some of our older monastic foundations, such as Prinknash Abbey, located in Gloucester, England.

    Prinknash Abbey

  • Hmm. Well, I wicked feel for your p.o.v. having worked in Gloucester (in a job that had nothing to do with fishing) for three years, a long time ago, and have my respect for commercial fishermen.

    Should MA Make Striped Bass A Protected Game Fish?

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