What does Glasgow mean?

Definitions for Glasgow
ˈglæs goʊ, -koʊ; for 2 also ˈglæz goʊGlas·gow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Glasgow(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Glasgow(ProperNoun)

    A city in Lanarkshire and the largest in Scotland.

  2. Origin: From glas cu; usually romantically translated as "the dear green place." Compare modern Gaelic Glaschu

Freebase

  1. Glasgow

    Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in the world. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow is known as the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period. Today it is one of Europe's top ten financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. Glasgow is also ranked as the 57th most liveable city in the world.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Glasgow

    the second city of the empire and the chief centre of industry in Scotland, is situated on the Clyde, in Lanarkshire, 45 m. W. from Edinburgh and 405 from London; it is conjectured that the origin of the name is found in Cleschu ("beloved green spot"), the name of a Celtic village which occupied the site previously, near which St. Mungo, or Kentigern, erected his church about A.D. 560; although a royal burgh in 1636, it was not till after the stimulus to trade occasioned by the Union (1707) that it began to display its now characteristic mercantile activity; since then it has gone forward by leaps and bounds, owing not a little of its success to its exceptionally favourable situation; besides the advantages of waterway derived from the Clyde, it is in the heart of a rich coal and iron district; spinning and weaving, shipbuilding, foundries, chemical and iron works, and all manner of industries, flourish; the city is spaciously and handsomely laid out; the cathedral (1197) is the chief building of historical and architectural interest; there is a university (1451) and a variety of other colleges, besides several public libraries and art schools; Glasgow returns seven members of Parliament.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Glasgow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2444

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Glasgow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3189

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How to say Glasgow in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Glasgow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Glasgow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Glasgow in a Sentence

  1. Peter Heath:

    This is a devastating loss for Glasgow, absolutely devastating.

  2. Jos Hermens:

    No, Haile Gebrselassie's not retiring ; Haile Gebrselassie will be in Glasgow in October, haile Gebrselassie'll probably never retire.

  3. Dipa Karmakar:

    There are barely any world class gymnastics facilities in the whole of India so in a small city like Agartala there was practically nothing, there were some locally made uneven bars in my small gym but they were the wrong size and looked nothing like the ones you see here in Glasgow.

  4. Maurice Edu:

    The Glasgow rivalry is unique and can not be replicated and you will not see anything like that around the world, but the Sons of Ben also have a unique story in as much as they started before the Philadelphia Union team, they were the catalyst and reason why Philadelphia finally gained an MLS team.

  5. Tim Mikkelson:

    It's pretty satisfying. We watched the women go into overtime and their win at the end really inspired us to get the double, not many guys in this team would know the feeling of a gold medal. I got one in Delhi( 2010 Commonwealth Games) and was part of the team that lost in Glasgow( 2014), so to get this win is amazing.

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