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ˈglɒs tər, ˈglɔ stərGlouces·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gloucesternoun

    a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries

  2. Gloucesternoun

    a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn


  1. Gloucesternoun

    a city in Gloucestershire, England, on the river Severn, near the border with Wales

  2. Gloucesternoun

    a type of cheese

  3. Etymology: From Glevum + ceaster. Recorded in the Domesday Book as Glowecestre.


  1. Gloucester

    Gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, and on the River Severn, approximately 32 miles north-east of Bristol, and 45 miles south-southwest of Birmingham. A cathedral city, capital of its county which was built on a flat spot of land, Gloucester is situated on the River Severn and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway. Gloucester was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II. Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and business sector, being home to the bank Cheltenham & Gloucester and historically was prominent in the aerospace industry.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gloucester

    : 1 (39), the capital of Gloucestershire, on the Severn, 38 m. NE. of Bristol; a handsomely laid out town, the main lines of its ground-plan testifying to its Roman origin; conspicuous among several fine buildings is the cathedral, begun in 1088 (restored in 1853) and exhibiting features of Perpendicular and Norman architecture; the river, here tidal, is spanned by two stone bridges, and a flourishing commerce is favoured by fine docks and a canal; chemicals, soap, &c., are manufactured. 2 (25), a seaport of Massachusetts, U.S., 30 m. NE. of Boston; is a favourite summer resort, an important fishing-station, and has an excellent harbour; granite is hewn in large quantities in the neighbouring quarries.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gloucester

    A city and the capital of a county of the same name in England. It became a Roman station under the name of Colonia Glevium, and an important town in Mercia under the Saxons, by whom it was called Glean-Ceaster,—whence its present name. Here the celebrated single combat between Edmund Ironsides and Canute is said to have taken place. It was repeatedly visited by William I.; afforded a refuge and support to Queen Matilda in her contest with Stephen; saw Henry III. crowned, and Parliaments held under Richard II. and Henry IV., and sided successfully with the Parliament in the civil war against Charles I.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Gloucester

    The Gloicastra of the Romans, in honour of Gloi, son of the Emperor Claudius, who was born here.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Gloucester' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3043

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloucester in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloucester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gloucester in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Grimm:

    Now that the Fourth Circuit’s decision is final, I hope The Gloucester County School Board will finally do the right thing and let me go back to using the boys ’ restroom again.

  2. Lincoln Barnwell:

    The Gloucester was our fourth dive season looking for The Gloucester, we were starting to believe that we were not going to find her, we'd dived so much and just found sand. On my descent to the seabed the first thing I spotted were large cannons laying on white sand, it was awe-inspiring and really beautiful. We were the only people in the world at that moment in time who knew where the wreck lay.

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