Definitions of gloucester

  1. a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries
  2. a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn

Usage examples for gloucester

  1. Captain Beaufort lives in London, 11 Gloucester place; has a very comfortable house, and sufficient fortune for all their moderate wishes. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  2. At that instant Gloucester entered the room. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  3. On the 18th of June, Sir Henry Clinton, with his forces, left the city, proceeded to Gloucester Point, three miles down the river, and crossed the Delaware into New- Jersey. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  4. I pray you, for my sake as well as your own, to lose no time in going to the sister Captain Dave spoke of, down near Gloucester. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  5. After Prince George Street with its gilt and marbles and stately hedged gardens, the low- beamed, vine- covered house in the Duke of Gloucester Street was a home and a rest. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. Scarcely had the hermit spoken these last words when three dukes sprang to their feet in great anger: the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Bedford, and the Duke of Exeter. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  7. She said he would have a child born to him at Gloucester nearly at the same time as that expected here." – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  8. On York River were York County on the south side and Gloucester on the north side. – England in America, 1580-1652 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  9. Two hundred and odd men sailing out of Gloucester, he said, went down that night. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  10. Great numbers of them, after the departure of Hastings, seized and fortified Shobury, at the mouth of the Thames; and having left a garrison there, they marched along the River, till they came to Boddington, in the county of Gloucester; where, being reinforced by some Welsh, they threw up intrenchments, and prepared for their defence. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  11. See Robert Gloucester, Thomas Spenser, Earl of, iii. – History of the English People, Index by John Richard Green
  12. Her best helper of all- Earl Robert of Gloucester- was taken while guarding her; and she could only get to his town of Gloucester by lying down in a coffin, with holes for air, and being thus carried through all the country, where she had made everyone hate her. – Young Folks' History of England by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. Burgo was at the time staying with his aunt, in Gloucester Square, much to the annoyance of Sir Cosmo, who had become heartily tired of his nephew. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  14. The Duchess, in the event of Henry's death, expected that the Duke of Gloucester, as nearest heir of the house of Lancaster, would be crowned king. – England in the Days of Old by William Andrews
  15. With artillery, with every weapon they could scrape together, obsolete or not, they kept a continual hail of missiles on the English camp, especially harassing the quarters of the Duke of Gloucester, absolutely preventing the King's soldiers from ever approaching near enough to mine their walls, and giving not an hour of rest to the English army. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  16. And I noticed, as he sat listening to my account in the library in Gloucester Street, that the barrister looked very worn. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  17. Single Gloucester is made of skimmed milk, or of the milk deprived of half the cream; Double Gloucester is a cheese that pleases almost every palate: it is made of the whole milk and cream. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  18. Inasmuch as in the summer of the year 1389 King Richard had assumed the reins of government in person, while the ascendancy of Gloucester was drawing to a close, we may conclude the King to have been personally desirous to provide for a faithful and attached servant of his house, for whom he had had reason to feel a personal liking. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  19. The indefatigable Edmond, however, had still resources; assembling a new army at Gloucester, he was again in a condition to dispute the field; when the Danish and English nobility, equally harassed with those convulsions, obliged their kings to come to a compromise, and to divide the kingdom between them by treaty. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  20. A room in the red- brick royal residence know as Gloucester Lodge. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy