- a small, narrow, secluded valley.
Origin of glen
- a male or female given name.
Examples from the Web for glen
Contemporary Examples of glen
It said: “Tonie Tobias, Information Technology, President of GLEN, Gay and Lesbian Employee Network.”
Shady Glen uses unremarkable American cheese and choice beef that anyone can buy at the market.The Real Cheeseburger Paradise
Jane & Michael Stern
June 22, 2014
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
May 1, 2014
Until this year, Glen Johnson was the dean of Massachusetts political reporters.From Rick Stengel to David Axelrod, All of the President’s Journalists
September 13, 2013
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
September 6, 2013
Historical Examples of glen
Sabbath or no Sabbath, the Glen cannot let him pass without some tribute of their pride.A Doctor of the Old School, Part 3
Before long they reached a sort of glen, at the bottom of which was a winding river.The Field of Ice
There were three men sleeping in the glen, and the face of one was plainly to be seen.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
There is a river famous for trout that rises in Sulby glen and flows into Ramsey harbour.
They could hear the jolting of the laden cart on its way down the glen.
- a narrow and deep mountain valley, esp in Scotland or Ireland
Word Origin 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.