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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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This book contains papers presented at three Asian Mission Consultations held at Redcliffe College, Gloucester, United Kingdom, between 2008 and 2010.
The study is a joint collaborative research project between Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Doha, Qatar and the University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, United Kingdom.
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