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1. A town of southeast England on the Strait of Dover opposite Calais, France. It has been a strategic port since Roman times and is the site of a well-preserved medieval castle.
2. The capital of Delaware, in the central part of the state. It was founded in 1683 on orders from William Penn.
1. (Placename) a port in SE England, in E Kent on the Strait of Dover: the only one of the Cinque Ports that is still important; a stronghold since ancient times and Caesar's first point of attack in the invasion of Britain (55 bc). Pop: 34 087 (2001)
2. (Placename) Strait of Dover a strait between SE England and N France, linking the English Channel with the North Sea. Width: about 32 km (20 miles). French name: Pas de Calais
3. (Placename) a city in the US, the capital of Delaware, founded in 1683: 18th-century buildings. Pop: 32 808 (2003 est)
1. a seaport in E Kent, in SE England: point nearest the coast of France. 106,100.
2. Strait of. French, Pas de Calais. a strait between England and France, connecting the English Channel and the North Sea: narrowest point 20 mi. (32 km).
3. the capital of Delaware, in the central part. 23,512.