Duke-of-gloucester



[glos-ter, glaw-ster] /ˈglɒs tər, ˈglɔ stər/

noun
1.
Duke of, .
2.
a seaport in W in SW England, on the Severn River.
3.
a seaport in NE Massachusetts.
4.
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[huhm-free] /ˈhʌm fri/
noun
1.
(Duke of Gloucester) 1391–1447, English soldier and statesman (youngest son of Henry IV).
2.
Doris, 1895–1958, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher.
3.
Hubert H(oratio) 1911–78, U.S. politician: vice president 1965–69.
4.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “high” and “peace.”.
noun
1.
(Duke of Gloucester) 1452–85, king of England 1483–85.
2.
(italics) a drama (1592–93?) by Shakespeare.
[tom-uh s uh v woo d-stok] /ˈtɒm əs əv ˈwʊdˌstɒk/
noun
1.
Duke of Gloucester, 1355–97, English prince (son of Edward III).
/ˈɡlɒstə/
noun
1.
a city in SW England, administrative centre of Gloucestershire, on the River Severn; cathedral (founded 1100). Pop: 123 205 (2001) Latin name Glevum (ˈɡliːvʊm)
/ˈɡlɒstə/
noun
1.
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.
Duke of. See Richard III
3.
Duke of. See Thomas of Woodstock
/ˈhʌmfrɪ/
noun
1.
Duke Humphrey, See Gloucester (sense 1)
2.
Hubert Horatio. 1911–78, US statesman; vice-president of the US under President Johnson (1965–69)
noun
1.
1452–85, king of England (1483–85), notorious as the suspected murderer of his two young nephews in the Tower of London. He proved an able administrator until his brief reign was ended by his death at the hands of Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field
noun
1.
1355–97, youngest son of Edward III, who led opposition to his nephew Richard II (1386–89); arrested in 1397, he died in prison

masc. proper name, from Old English Hunfrið, probably from Proto-Germanic *hun “strength” + Old English frið “peace.” To dine with Duke Humphrey (17c.) meant to go without a meal, though the reason for the expression now is obscure.

English county, Old English Gleawceaster, from Latin Coloniae Glev (2c.), from Glevo, a Celtic name meaning “bright place” (perhaps influenced by Old English gleaw “wise, prudent”) + Old English ceaster “Roman town” (see Chester).

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