American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plot of land belonging or yielding profit to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office.
- n. Archaic The soil or earth; land.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. I. A lump; a mass or concretion.
- n. In mineralogy, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore.
- n. Turf; soil; ground; farming-land.
- n. Now, specifically, the cultivable land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice. Also glebe-land.
- n. Turf; soil; ground; sod.
- n. historical In medieval Europe, an area of land, belonging to a parish, whose revenues contributed towards the parish expenses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lump; a clod.
- n. Turf; soil; ground; sod.
- n. (Eccl. Law) The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
- n. plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
- From Latin glēba "lump of earth, a clod". (Wiktionary)
- Latin glēba, clod. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Their incomes are supplemented by a small glebe, which is attached to each”
“In a real sense, what the village shared with the rectory and the glebe was a boundary.”
“He was supported partly by the produce of the "glebe," or land belonging to the parish church, partly by tithe, a tax estimated at one-tenth of the income of each man's land, partly by the offerings of the people.”
“This roused truly frightening images in my mind until I looked up glebe.”
“The Commonwealth stripped the church of the glebe lands and permitted the local parishes to align as they saw fit.”
“Add to all these changes, that the garden was weeded, and the glebe was regularly laboured.”
“Needs must we now without delay pass this word along the line "Arm, arm! from slumber cease!" for many a man of them, e'en as he leaps aboard his ship, shall be smitten through the back and sprinkle the ladders with blood, and others shall be fast bound with cords and learn to till our Phrygian glebe.”
“And at break of day I will drive my steers to my glebe and sow my crop.”
“The door opened upon a wide lawn, bounded by the glebe and orchard.”
“The glebe was littered with mangled fusilages and blackened wings.”
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