gladstone

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

Definition of gladstone 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a suitcase with flexible sides on a rigid frame that opens flat into two equal compartments

called also gladstone bag

Gladstone

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

Definition of Gladstone (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Gladstone

geographical name
Glad·stone | \ˈglad-ˌstōn \

Definition of Gladstone (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Other Words from gladstone

Biographical name

Gladstonian \ˌglad-ˈstō-nē-ən \ adjective

Examples of gladstone in a Sentence

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Gladstone allows residents to hold two garages sales a year outside of the city-wide sale. Kansascity, kansascity.com, "Gladstone city garage sale held in conjunction with Bluesfest," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of gladstone

Noun

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gladstone

Noun

W. E. Gladstone

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glagah

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