American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, secluded valley.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow valley; a dale; a depression or hollow between hills.
- n. Synonyms Ravine, Gorge, etc. See valley.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.
- n. a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
- From Scottish Gaelic gleann ("mountain valley"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Scottish Gaelic gleann, from Old Irish glenn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lou Dobbs will probably join glen beck at fox. .where he belongs. scott oneill”
“Large wooden columns define both Surrey and Arena, and the inclined glass wall that links the Chan to its forest glen is also repurposed in Thom's Washington design.”
“The name glen plaid was derived from the valley of Glen Urquhart in Inverness-shire, Scotland.”
“And hence they call the glen "The Cuagh Oir," The Glen of the Cup of Gold.”
“The glen was a peaceful place to live and free from most of the raiding and feuding that plagued the Highlands, thanks to being situated in a remote and naturally defensive valley, but it still had its dangers.”
“At a little distance up the glen was a small and stunted wood of birch; the hills were high and heathy, but without any variety of surface; so that the whole view was wild and desolate rather than grand and solitary.”
“I turned aside, and there below me in the glen was the lonesome grey church, the porch where I had waited for the coming of the woman in white, the hills encircling the quiet burial-ground, the brook bubbling cold over its stony bed.”
“The glen which was to afford us access to it, we named Glenfinlass: it might, perhaps, be properly termed the glen of many windings, as it was formed of several detached lofty hills; between each of which deep ravines were formed, communicating in times of rain their waters to this main one.”
“After the traumas and shortages of the war years the glen is a haven of peace, and a steady supply of milk, eggs, fish, mutton and venison goes a long way to make up for threadbare carpets and unmended pipes and the eccentricities of the plumbing.”
“They were in what he supposed was called a glen, or maybe a meadow; he wasn't sure of the proper term.”
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