gladstone

noun

glad·​stone ˈglad-ˌstōn How to pronounce gladstone (audio)
 chiefly British  -stən
often capitalized
: a suitcase with flexible sides on a rigid frame that opens flat into two equal compartments

called also gladstone bag

Word History

Etymology

W. E. Gladstone

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gladstone was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near gladstone

gladsome

gladstone

Gladstone

Cite this Entry

“Gladstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gladstone. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Gladstone

geographical name

Glad·​stone ˈglad-ˌstōn How to pronounce Gladstone (audio)
city in western Missouri north of Kansas City population 25,410

Biographical Definition

Gladstone

biographical name

Glad·​stone ˈglad-ˌstōn How to pronounce Gladstone (audio)
 chiefly British  -stən
William Ewart 1809–1898 British statesman; prime minister (1868–74; 1880–85; 1886; 1892–94)
Gladstonian adjective

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