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

  • A borough of southern England on the English Channel opposite the Isle of Wight. Chartered in 1194, it is a major naval base. Population: 187,000.
  • A city of southeast Virginia opposite Norfolk. It has been a major naval base since pre-Revolutionary times. Population: 101,000.

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  • proper n. A city in southern England

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

  • n. a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
  • n. a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
  • n. a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards


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