Origin of glen
Definition for glen (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for glen
Shady Glen uses unremarkable American cheese and choice beef that anyone can buy at the market.
Then, at around dawn, two well-aimed mortar shots killed two more former Navy SEALS, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.General: We Didn't Even Try To Save American Lives In Benghazi|Eli Lake|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until this year, Glen Johnson was the dean of Massachusetts political reporters.From Rick Stengel to David Axelrod, All of the President’s Journalists|Ben Jacobs|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Glen Varnadoe is one of the family members who hopes that at least one mystery will be solved.The Bone Collectors Get to Work at Florida’s Dozier School|Christine Pelisek|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A moral focal point was Glen Echo Park, a wonderful art-deco playland in Maryland along the Potomac.
He had a long reach, and whenever he tried to bite Glen's thigh he had to pull his legs back quickly.The Sweep Winner|Nat Gould
For half a mile or so did Glen and his companion follow it, seeking some place at which they might continue their ascent.
Glen had been so proud of his birthday, too, and it had been made so much of at home.
Sabina was the vanithee's name; and she warned her husband to have no more dealings with Lassa Buaicht, the old man of the glen.Myths and Myth-Makers|John Fiske
The river Glen falls into the Till, which is a tributary of the Tweed.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for glen
Word Origin for glen
Word Origin and History for glen
"narrow valley," late 15c., from Scottish, from Gaelic gleann "mountain valley" (cf. Old Irish glenn, Welsh glyn). Common in place names; cf. Glenlivet (1822), a kind of whiskey, named for the place it was first made (literally "the glen of the Livet," a tributary of the Avon); and Glengarry (1841) a kind of men's cap, of Highland origin, named for a valley in Inverness-shire.