from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A municipal borough of southeast England on the Strait of Dover opposite Calais, France. Site of a Roman lighthouse, it has been a strategic port since medieval times. The chalk cliffs rising above the city have caves and tunnels originally used by smugglers. Population: 34,000.
  • The capital of Delaware, in the central part of the state. Founded in 1683 on orders from William Penn, it became capital in 1777. Population: 34,700.
  • Strait of In French Pas de Ca·lais (pä də kă-lāˈ, kălˈā, kä-lĕˈ)Dover A narrow channel at the eastern end of the English Channel between southeast England and northern France.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A major port in Kent, England.
  • proper n. The capital of the US state of Delaware.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as dove.
  • n. A clasp-knife of a kind originally made by a cutler named Dover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital of the state of Delaware


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