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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
glen
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And there are neighbouring glens on the east side of the watershed, also lovely and deserving of special mention.
▪ Drumnasole is another pretty, secondary glen with a waterfall and is within easy walking distance.
▪ The glen is deeply enclosed by lofty mountain ranges, each side formed of a succession of peaks linked by ridges.
▪ The ball flew fantastically well in the air of that glen and sat invitingly on its lively turf.
▪ The charcoal glen plaids are distinctive for their fine royal blue lines.
▪ The rest of the day was spent by lonely Loch Beannacharain at the head of the glen.
▪ They lived up and down this glen.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Glen

Glen \Glen\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. glyn a deep valley, Ir. & Gael. gleann valley, glen.] A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.

And wooes the widow's daughter of the glen.
--Spenser.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
glen

"narrow valley," late 15c., from Scottish, from Gaelic gleann "mountain valley" (cognate with Old Irish glenn, Welsh glyn). Common in place names such as Glenlivet (1822), a kind of whiskey, named for the place it was first made (literally "the glen of the Livet," a tributary of the Avon); and Glengarry (1841) a kind of men's cap, of Highland origin, named for a valley in Inverness-shire.

Wiktionary
glen

n. A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.

WordNet
glen

n. a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)

Gazetteer
Glen, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
Population (2000): 286
Housing Units (2000): 133
Land area (2000): 4.679696 sq. miles (12.120357 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.006543 sq. miles (0.016947 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.686239 sq. miles (12.137304 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27540
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 34.859967 N, 88.418633 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 38846
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Wikipedia
Glen

A glen is a valley, typically one that is long, deep, and often glacially U-shaped, or one with a watercourse running through it. Whittow defines it as a "Scottish term for a deep valley in the Highlands" that is "narrower than a strath".

The word is Goidelic in origin: gleann in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, glion in Manx. In Manx, glan is also to be found meaning glen. It is cognate with Welshglyn. The word is sometimes found in tautological placenames where its meaning was opaque to a new linguistic community, an example perhaps being Glendale (literally "valley valley") which is a combination of Norse "dale" and Gaelic "glen".

As the name of a river, it is thought to derive from the Irish word glan meaning clean, or the Welsh word gleindid meaning purity. An example is the Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland where nine glens radiate out from the Antrim plateau to the sea along the coast between Ballycastle and Larne.

In the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, the southern ends of Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in particular are etched with glens, although in this region the term "glen" refers most frequently to a narrow gorge, as opposed to a wider valley or strath. The steep hills surrounding these lakes are filled with loose shale from glacial moraines. This material has eroded over the past 10,000 years to produce rocky glens (e.g. Watkins Glen and Treman State Parks) and waterfalls (e.g., Taughannock Falls) as rainfall has descended toward the lakes below.

The designation "glen" also occurs often in place names such as Glenrock in Wyoming, Great Glen and Glenrothes in Scotland, Glendalough and Glen of Imaal in Ireland, Glengowrie in Australia, Glenn Norman in Canada, Glendale and Klamath Glen in California, Glenview in Illinois, Glen Waverley in Australia and Glendowie in Auckland, New Zealand.

Glen (disambiguation)

A glen is a valley, typically one that is long, deep, and often glacially U-shaped.

Glen may also refer to:

Glen (surname)

Glen is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Archie Glen (1929-1998), Scottish international football player
  • Cornell Glen (born 1980), Trinidadian international football (soccer) player
  • Gary Glen (born 1990), Scottish football player
  • James Allison Glen (1877-1950), Canadian politician
  • John Glen (director) (born 1932), English film director and editor
  • John Glen (mayor) (1809–1895), mayor of Atlanta
  • John Glen (politician) (born 1974), UK Conservative politician
  • Marla Glen (born 1960), American jazz singer
  • Robert Glen (born 1875), Scottish international football player
  • Sandy Glen (1912-2004) Scottish explorer
  • William Glen (geologist and historian)
  • William Glen (poet) (1789–1826), Scottish poet
Glen (given name)

Glen is a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Glen Benton, bass/vocals for Deicide, a death metal band
  • Glen Campbell, singer
  • Glen Cook, American science fiction and fantasy author
  • Glen Christian, American football player
  • Glen Davis (basketball) (born 1986), American basketball player
  • Glen Gauntt, American football player
  • Glen Hansard, songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish rock group The Frames
  • Glen Kamara (born 1995), Finnish footballer
  • Glen Miller (basketball coach), head men's basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Glen Ojanpera, author of the Eye of the Dragon trilogy
  • Glen Saville, former Australian basketball player
  • Glen Walker, American football player
  • Glen Walshaw, Zimbabwean freestyle swimmer

Usage examples of "glen".

Glen, I think Change uses an alembic big enough for a man as part of their process of transformation.

He saw the green cleft in the hills where the Aller came down from its distant wells, and the darker glen of the Rood where bent was exchanged for rock and heather.

Amadan of the Dough, and I have killed Slat Mor, Slat Man, Slat Beag, the Cailliach of the Rocks and her four badachs, the Black Bull of the Brown Woods, the White Wether of the Hill of the Waterfalls, and the Beggarman of the King of Sweden, and before night I will have killed the Silver Cat of the Seven Glens.

They were out on Bear Hill the whole day, beating up the bushes as if for game, scaring old crows out of their ragged nests, and in one dark glen startling a fierce-eyed, growling, bobtailed catamount, who sat spitting and looking all ready to spring at them, on the tall tree where he clung with his claws unsheathed, until a young fellow came up with a gun and shot him dead.

It was pretty country, even in the downpour, when white mists parted and fir-crowned heights looked out for a moment, or we slid down into a deep glen with mossy boulders, lichen-covered stumps, ferny carpet, and damp, balsamy smell of pyramidal cryptomeria, and a tawny torrent dashing through it in gusts of passion.

To feed with kindliest dews its favourite flower, That blooms in mossy banks and darksome glens, Lighting the greenwood with its sunny smile.

As they jogged down the glen Henry Drome engaged Lizzie in conversation.

I had left my husband three years earlier, because his idea of heaven was a house in Glen Cove, Long Island: beautiful, but it seemed a lot of our neighbors were rich and rude and empty-headed, doing the suburban thing and consuming designer drugs daily that poor Rocky Drugsters like Leonard have never even heard of .

Now, no long efter, a great doon-come of snow fell ding on in oor glen.

In this deplorable state of body and mind, was I jogging on towards the Tweed, by the side of the small river called Ellan, when, just at the narrowest part of the glen, whom should I meet full in the face but the very being in all the universe of God would the most gladly have shunned.

And it happened, too, that he was the one person in all the world that Jock would most wish not to hear it, for he was gamekeeper to the Laird of Glen Cairn, and the Laird of Glen Cairn owned all the land for miles and miles about in every direction.

Clive were on their way to the glen, their glen, where the brook known as the Miry Ghyll cascaded over a small falls into a shaded pool.

We chose Glen Kingie, and after a long climb found a torrent that took us down to Glengarry before sunset.

It is a sport in which I have no competitor save the little boys who guddle the stones, for the folk of the glen follow less innocent pursuits.

They had not made any firm promises to Father, but neither had they told hirn that Lizzie was dead set against mining in High Glen.