gladstone

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noun, often capitalized glad·stone \ˈglad-ˌstōn, chiefly British -stən\

Definition of gladstone

  1. :  a suitcase with flexible sides on a rigid frame that opens flat into two equal compartments —called also gladstone bag

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Origin and Etymology of gladstone

W. E. Gladstone


Gladstone

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biographical name Glad·stone \ˈglad-ˌstōn, chiefly British -stən\

Definition of Gladstone

  1. William Ewart 1809–1898 British statesman; prime minister (1868–74; 1880–85; 1886; 1892–94)

Gladstonian

play \ˌglad-ˈstō-nē-ən\ adjective

Gladstone

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geographical name Glad·stone \ˈglad-ˌstōn\

Definition of Gladstone

  1. city in western Missouri north of Kansas City population 25,410


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