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[glas-goh, -koh; for 2 also glaz-goh]
  1. Ellen (Anderson Ghol·son) [gohl-suh n] /ˈgoʊl sən/, 1874–1945, U.S. novelist.
  2. a seaport in SW Scotland, on the Clyde River: administrative center of the Strathclyde region; shipyards.
  3. a city in S Kentucky.
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  1. a city in W central Scotland, in City of Glasgow council area on the River Clyde: the largest city in Scotland; centre of a major industrial region, formerly an important port; universities (1451, 1964, 1992). Pop: 629 501 (2001)Related adjective: Glaswegian
  2. City of Glasgow a council area in W central Scotland. Pop: 577 090 (2003 est). Area: 175 sq km (68 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for glasgow


from Gaelic, literally "green hollow," from gael "green" + cau "hollow."

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glasgow in Culture


[(glas-goh, glaz-goh)]

City in south-central Scotland on the River Clyde, near Scotland's west coast. Scotland's largest city.

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Glasgow is one of the greatest shipbuilding centers of the world.
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