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[ glas-goh, -koh; for 2 also glaz-goh ]
/ ˈglæs goʊ, -koʊ; for 2 also ˈglæz goʊ /


Ellen (Anderson Ghol·son) [gohl-suh n] /ˈgoʊl sən/, 1874–1945, U.S. novelist.
a seaport in SW Scotland, on the Clyde River: administrative center of the Strathclyde region; shipyards.
a city in S Kentucky.


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British Dictionary definitions for glasgow


/ (ˈɡlɑːzɡəʊ, ˈɡlæz-) /


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
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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for glasgow


[ (glas-goh, glaz-goh) ]

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


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