Gloucester

Gloucester

[glos-ter, glaw-ster]
noun
1.
Duke of, Humphrey.
2.
a seaport in W Gloucestershire in SW England, on the Severn River.
3.
a seaport in NE Massachusetts.
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Gloucester1 (ˈɡlɒstə)
 
n
Latin name: Glevum a city in SW England, administrative centre of Gloucestershire, on the River Severn; cathedral (founded 1100). Pop: 123 205 (2001)

Gloucester2 (ˈɡlɒstə)
 
n
1.  Humphrey, Duke of. 1391--1447, English soldier and statesman; son of Henry IV. He acted as protector during Henry VI's minority (1422-- 29) and was noted for his patronage of humanists
2.  Duke of. See Richard III
3.  Duke of. See Thomas of Woodstock

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Gloucester
English county, O.E. Gleawceaster, from L. Coloniae Glev (2c.), from Glevo, a Celtic name meaning "bright place" (perhaps influenced by O.E. gleaw "wise, prudent") + O.E. ceaster "Roman town."
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