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

  • A city of southwest Scotland on the Clyde River. Founded in the late sixth century, Glasgow is a major port, an industrial center, and the largest city in Scotland. Population: 631,000.
  • Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson 1873?-1945. American writer known for her realistic historical novels of Virginia, such as In This Our Life (1941), for which she won a Pulitzer Prize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in Lanarkshire and the largest in Scotland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The largest city in Scotland; a port in west central Scotland.

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

  • n. largest city in Scotland; a port on the Clyde in west central Scotland; one of the great shipbuilding centers of the world


From Brythonic glas cuĀ ("green hollow"); usually romantically translated as "the dear green place." Compare modern Gaelic Glaschu (Wiktionary)



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