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[glas-goh, -koh; for 2 also glaz-goh] /ˈglæs goʊ, -koʊ; for 2 also ˈglæz goʊ/
Ellen (Anderson Gholson)
[gohl-suh n] /ˈgoʊl sən/ (Show IPA),
1874–1945, U.S. novelist.
a seaport in SW Scotland, on the Clyde River: administrative center of the Strathclyde region; shipyards.
a city in S Kentucky. Unabridged
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  • Says the other, ‘Are there any other in Glasgow of that name?’

    Witch Stories E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
  • Glasgow is one of the foremost centres of steel ship-building.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • And Charlie, wearing the very suit in which he had left home for Glasgow, shook hands boyishly.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • You received a letter from your uncle in Glasgow, while you were at Havre.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • October 13th, he spoke in the city hall at Glasgow, discussing slavery and free labor as comparative systems.

    Men of Our Times Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for Glasgow


/ˈɡlɑːzɡəʊ; ˈɡlæz-/
a city in W central Scotland, in City of Glasgow council area on the River Clyde: the largest city in Scotland; centre of a major industrial region, formerly an important port; universities (1451, 1964, 1992). Pop: 629 501 (2001) related adjective Glaswegian
City of Glasgow, a council area in W central Scotland. Pop: 577 090 (2003 est). Area: 175 sq km (68 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Glasgow

from Gaelic, literally "green hollow," from gael "green" + cau "hollow."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Glasgow in Culture
Glasgow [(glas-goh, glaz-goh)]

City in south-central Scotland on the River Clyde, near Scotland's west coast. Scotland's largest city.

Note: Glasgow is one of the greatest shipbuilding centers of the world.
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