Glen definition

glĕn
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A narrow, secluded valley.
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A Scottish habitational surname​ for someone who lives in a valley.
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The definition of a glen is a narrow valley that is hidden away.

An example of a glen are the Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland.

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A small, secluded valley.
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A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.
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A male given name transferred from the surname.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glen
Plural:
glens

Origin of glen

  • Middle English from Scottish Gaelic gleann from Old Irish glenn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Scottish Gaelic gleann (“mountain valley”).

    From Wiktionary