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[glahr-uh s, -oo s]
  1. a canton in E central Switzerland. 264 sq. mi. (684 sq. km).
  2. a town in and the capital of this canton, E of Lucerne.
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Historical Examples of glarus

  • At Glarus, in Ireland, a servant girl was burnt so late as 1786.

    Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853


  • Wesen on Walensee was recaptured by the Austrians on their way to Glarus.

  • They then marched on Glarus, and conquered that valley in November, 1351.

  • In 1389 a seven years' peace was arranged, and Glarus returned to the Confederation.

  • But the dome of the Dodi still gleams in the sun, and the far-off Glarus and Uri are reflecting his lingering beams.

    Letters from Switzerland

    Samuel Irenus Prime

British Dictionary definitions for glarus


  1. an Alpine canton of E central Switzerland. Capital: Glarus. Pop: 38 400 (2002 est). Area 684 sq km (264 sq miles)
  2. a town in E central Switzerland, the capital of Glarus canton. Pop: 5556 (2000)
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French name: Glaris (ɡlari)
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