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glebe

 (glēb)
n.
1. A plot of land belonging or yielding profit to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office.
2. Archaic The soil or earth; land.

[Latin glēba, clod.]

glebe

(ɡliːb)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Brit land granted to a clergyman as part of his benefice
2. poetic land, esp when regarded as the source of growing things
[C14: from Latin glaeba]

glebe

(glib)

n.
1. Also called glebe′ land`. the cultivable land owned by a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
2. Archaic. soil; field.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin glēba, glaeba clod of earth]
glebe′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glebe - plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical officeglebe - plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
Translations

glebe

[gliːb] Nterreno m beneficial

glebe

n (Eccl) → Pfarrland nt; glebe housepfarreieigenes Haus; (= vicarage)Pfarrhaus nt
References in classic literature ?
The Great North Road should have been bordered all its length with glebe.
But so little interest had be taken in the matter, that he owed all his knowledge of the house, garden, and glebe, extent of the parish, condition of the land, and rate of the tithes, to Elinor herself, who had heard so much of it from Colonel Brandon, and heard it with so much attention, as to be entirely mistress of the subject.
Fertil of corn the glebe, of oil, and wine; With herds the pasture thronged, with flocks the hills; Huge cities and high-towered, that well might seem The seats of mightiest monarchs; and so large The prospect was that here and there was room For barren desert, fountainless and dry.
But presently Dent brings up a poor fellow who has killed a hare, and when I've got through my 'justicing,' as Carroll calls it, I'm inclined for a ride round the glebe, and on my way back I meet with the master of the workhouse, who has got a long story of a mutinous pauper to tell me; and so the day goes on, and I'm always the same lazy fellow before evening sets in.
1-11) `There is a land Ellopia with much glebe and rich meadows, and rich in flocks and shambling kine.
It should have been seen with what eagerness the marshy glebes of Holland were turned over.
A 185,000 road improvement scheme will commence on the Glebe Road, Annahilt on Monday 5 March.
GALLANT Glebe Rangers put up a spirited display before losing "their cup final" away at Linfield on Saturday.
The unit at the Glebe Shopping Centre in Norton has come on the market priced at PS67,000 per year.
With some fantastic quality on offer two noted lots were those from Messrs Hall, Barker House, Hexham (who had taken many prizes in the earlier show classes) and similarly the annual consignment from Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Butsfield.
But the clash - that Stenny snatched 2-1 - was at Glebe Park.