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[kleev-luh nd] /ˈkliv lənd/
(Stephen) Grover
[groh-ver] /ˈgroʊ vər/ (Show IPA),
1837–1908, 22nd and 24th president of the U.S. 1885–89, 1893–97.
a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie.
a county in N England. 225 sq. mi. (583 sq. km).
a city in SE Tennessee.
a city in NW Mississippi.
Mount, a mountain in NW Montana: highest peak in the Lewis Range in the Rocky Mountains. 10,466 feet (3192 meters).
a volcano on Chuginadak Island in the Aleutians, SW Alaska. 5676 feet (1730 meters).
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thompson kept one of the stores, while Cleveland was proprietor of the butcher shop.

    Gold Stewart White
  • Well might Cleveland's friends say, "We love him for the enemies he has made."

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • Mrs. Barnett died April 21, 1840, in Cleveland, having borne five children.

  • This was pending in the Senate when Cleveland was inaugurated, and was withdrawn at once.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • She had read the absurd tale that had been printed in the Cleveland paper and her fancy took hold of it.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for Cleveland


a former county of NE England formed in 1974 from parts of E Durham and N Yorkshire; replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Hartlepool (Durham), Stockton-on-Tees (Durham), Middlesbrough (North Yorkshire) and Redcar and Cleveland (North Yorkshire)
a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie: major heavy industries. Pop: 461 324 (2003 est)
a hilly region of NE England, extending from the Cleveland Hills to the River Tees


Stephen Grover. 1837–1908, US Democratic politician; the 22nd and 24th president of the US (1885–89; 1893–97)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Cleveland

city in Ohio, U.S., laid out 1796 by Gen. Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806) and later named for him. His descendants included U.S. President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). The family name is from place names in England based on Middle English cleove, a variant of cliff.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Cleveland in Culture

Cleveland definition

Largest city in Ohio, on Lake Erie.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for Cleveland



A thousand dollars; a thousand-dollar bill: The British publicist offered me an exclusive with King Freddy for a Cleveland—$1,000—but I passed

[1990s+; fr the presidential portrait on the banknote]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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