[glos-ter-sheer, -sher, glaw-ster-]
- a county in SW England. 1255 sq. mi. (2640 sq. km). County seat: Gloucester.
Also called Gloucester.
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Examples from the Web for gloucestershire
The match took place on the final day of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, at the Beaufort Polo Club.Kate's $500 Wellington Boots
June 18, 2012
The Gloucestershire countryside, where he finds himself through a variety of funny circumstances, is familiar.Do I Have to Read Dick Francis?
February 20, 2010
Still in use in Gloucestershire, once of frequent occurrence.
Can any kind correspondent inform me where in Gloucestershire it is situated?
The Gloucestershire visit was probably to the Fowles at Elkstone.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters
William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
I have repeatedly noticed this, even so far south as Gloucestershire.
Ay, that I do; as well as I love any woman in Gloucestershire.The Merry Wives of Windsor
- a county of SW England, situated around the lower Severn valley: contains the Forest of Dean and the main part of the Cotswold Hills: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire (part of Avon county from 1974 to 1996). Administrative centre: Gloucester. Pop (excluding South Gloucestershire): 568 500 (2003 est). Area (excluding South Gloucestershire): 2643 sq km (1020 sq miles)Abbreviation: Glos