[kleev-luh nd]
  1. (Stephen) Gro·ver [groh-ver] /ˈgroʊ vər/, 1837–1908, 22nd and 24th president of the U.S. 1885–89, 1893–97.
  2. a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie.
  3. a county in N England. 225 sq. mi. (583 sq. km).
  4. a city in SE Tennessee.
  5. a city in NW Mississippi.
  6. Mount, a mountain in NW Montana: highest peak in the Lewis Range in the Rocky Mountains. 10,466 feet (3192 meters).
  7. a volcano on Chuginadak Island in the Aleutians, SW Alaska. 5676 feet (1730 meters).
  8. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. 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)
  2. a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie: major heavy industries. Pop: 461 324 (2003 est)
  3. a hilly region of NE England, extending from the Cleveland Hills to the River Tees


  1. Stephen Grover. 1837–1908, US Democratic politician; the 22nd and 24th president of the US (1885–89; 1893–97)
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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.

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cleveland in Culture


Largest city in Ohio, on Lake Erie.

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