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ˈgæl əˌweɪGal·loway

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gallowaynoun

    a district in southwestern Scotland

  2. Gallowaynoun

    breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland


  1. Gallowaynoun

    A formerly Gaelic-speaking region in the southwestern-most corner of Scotland as part of Dumfries and Galloway council area. Its capital is Kirkcudbright.

  2. Etymology: From Brythonic Gallwyddel and Gaelic Gallgaidhil, both meaning "foreign Gael", a term used for Gaelic-speaking Norse settlers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallowaynoun

    a small horse of a breed raised at Galloway, Scotland; -- called also garran, and garron


  1. Galloway

    Galloway is an area in southwestern Scotland. It is generally agreed that the name 'Galloway' derives from the name Gall-Gaidel, and indeed the modern and medieval words for Galloway in Gaelic are Gall-Ghàidhealaibh and Gallgaidelaib respectively, meaning "land of the foreign Gaels". The term is not recorded until the 11th century. It usually refers to the counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire in the Dumfries and Galloway administration council area of Scotland. For a parish map of the counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire, see Dumfries and Galloway F.H.S. map at Galloway is contained by sea to the west and south, the Galloway Hills to the north, and the River Nith to the east; the border between Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire is marked by the River Cree. The definition has, however, fluctuated greatly in size over history. A hardy breed of black, hornless beef is named Galloway cattle native to the region.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galloway

    gal′o-wā, n. a small strong horse, 13-15 hands high, originally from Galloway in Scotland: a breed of large black hornless cattle.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galloway

    a district in the SW. of Scotland, co-extensive with Wigtown and Kirkcudbright, though formerly of considerably greater extent; the lack of mineral wealth has retarded its development, and the industry of the population is limited chiefly to agriculture, the rearing of sheep and cattle, and fishing, and it is still noted for a small but hardy breed of horses called Galloways; the province derives its name from Gall-Gael, or foreign Gaels, as the early inhabitants were called, who up to the time of the Reformation maintained the characteristics, language, &c., of a distinct people; in 1455 Galloway ceased to exist as a separate lordship; in the extreme S. of Wigtown is the bold and rocky promontory, the Mull of Galloway, the extremity of the peninsula called the Rhinns of Galloway; the Mull, which is the most southerly point in Scotland, rises to a height of 210 ft., and is crowned by a powerful lighthouse.

Rap Dictionary

  1. galloway

    Kingston-Galloway is a diverse neighbourhood in the West Hill section of south Scarborough in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its boundaries have been defined in the west as Scarborough Golf Club Road, east to Manse Road, just north of Ellesmere Road and south to the railway tracks just south of Kingston Road. It is an area of contrasts with a high density of TCHC owned housing in the west and single-family bungalows in other areas. The population of Kingston-Galloway is 28,812 people; 44.7% of the population lives in buildings of 5 stories or more. The community has high percentage of low income people and has the dubious distinction of having the highest concentration of subsidized housing in all of Ontario. In fact, 90% of the population lives in TCHC buildings and 10% of them own their houses. 42% of all families with children are lone-parent families – much greater than the Toronto average. The youth unemployment rate around the Kingston-Galloway area is 16.6% compared to 13.2% city-wide. Crossing bridges is the only route into the area which helped create a sense of isolation, and for those who lived there, a sense of mistrust of anyone from the outside. During the 1980's and 1990's, this area was a fertile ground for the growth of gangs, as well for the drug dealers, prostitutes and crackheads who survived along Kingston Road; a major east-west thoroughfare leading in and out of Toronto's downtown core. The area has a well known seedy reputation attaining to the once rampant prostitution and drug trade, which at one time, had been predominately controlled by a local street gang called the Galloway Boys. In March 2004, Toronto police 42 Division launched "Project Pathfinder" after the murder of an innocent by-stander Brenton Charlton and the wounding of his passenger Leonard Bell in a drive-by orchestrated by the G-Way Gang. This area is one of 13 considered "priority areas" in the city in dire need of social programs for local youth. Also see the Pentagon. News Residents Fear For The Worst as Violence in Neighbourhood Reaches New Height Double Shooting Near Lawrence and Kingston Kingston-Galloway Shootings: Youths Vying For Dominance in Re-Emerging Gang Girlfriend Charged in Murder Man Transported to Hospital Following Shooting Suspect Arrested in Scarborough Stabbing Artists P.Reign Sha Hustle Gullitine Grainz Binge Obituary

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galloway in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galloway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    Working-class people have become disillusioned with Labour, in Bradford West, they're looking towards George Galloway. In Bradford South, they're looking towards UKIP.

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    Lieutenant Commander Galloway [behind a chain link fence at a ball field]: Do you know what a code red is? Lieutenant Kaffee, standing on the ball field, looks at her in silence with a blank expression on his face. Galloway: What a pity.

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