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 (glŏs′tər, glô′stər)
1. A city of southwest-central England on the Severn River west-northwest of London. Built on the site of the Roman city Glevum, it was the Saxon capital of Mercia.
2. A city of northeast Massachusetts on Cape Ann and the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Boston. Its harbor has been used by fishing fleets for three centuries.


(Placename) a city in SW England, administrative centre of Gloucestershire, on the River Severn; cathedral (founded 1100). Pop: 123 205 (2001). Latin name: Glevum


1. (Biography) Humphrey, Duke of. 1391–1447, English soldier and statesman; son of Henry IV. He acted as protector during Henry VI's minority (1422–29) and was noted for his patronage of humanists
2. (Biography) Duke of. See Richard III
3. (Biography) Duke of. See Thomas of Woodstock


(ˈglɒs tər, ˈglɔ stər)

1. a seaport in W Gloucestershire in SW England, on the Severn River. 104,800.
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Noun1.Gloucester - a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of BostonGloucester - a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Gloucester - a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Bulletin Desc: The City of Gloucester seeks proposals from a professional individual to assist The Emergency Management Director in fulfilling the emergency management program.
City of Gloucester positions he held included member and vice chairman of the School Committee along with several terms on the Gloucester City Council, including President.
Lowe focuses on the mercantile and administrative leaders of the buoyant city of Gloucester and their gentle and aristocratic neighbors in the surrounding country.
The ship retains links with The Rifles regiment and the city of Gloucester.
Christmas in the Cotswolds for pounds 399pp Escape to the Cotswolds this Christmas and stay at three-star Hatton Court Hotel between the Cathedral city of Gloucester and the famous Spa town of Cheltenham.
STANDING on the top of Cooper's Hill the view is simply breathtaking - and I don't mean the panoramic sweep towards the city of Gloucester where the River Severn glides on towards Bristol and the sea.
One of the surviving ancient woodlands in England, the area in Gloucestershire is bordered by the River Wye to the west, the River Severn to the south and the city of Gloucester to the east.
The town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester were united in mourning for the 150-year-old stalwart that bears both their names.

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