Hanover


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Han·o·ver 1

 (hăn′ō′vər)
British ruling family (1714-1901) whose last monarch was Victoria (reigned 1837-1901).

Han·o·ver 2

or Han·no·ver  (hăn′ō′vər, hä-nō′-)
1. A former kingdom and province of northwest Germany. It was an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire from 1692 to 1805. The kingdom lasted from 1815 to 1866, when Hanover became a province of Prussia (later Germany).
2. A city of northwest Germany southeast of Bremen. Chartered in 1241, it became part of the Hanseatic League in 1386. Hanover was badly damaged during World War II but has been extensively rebuilt.

Hanover

(ˈhænəʊvə)
n
(Placename) the English spelling of Hannover

Hanover

(ˈhænəʊvə)
n
1. (Biography) a princely house of Germany (1692–1815), the head of which succeeded to the British throne as George I in 1714
2. (Biography) the royal house of Britain (1714–1901)

Han•o•ver

(ˈhæn oʊ vər)

n.
1. a member of the royal family that ruled Great Britain under that name from 1714 to 1901.
2. a former province in NW Germany; now a district in Lower Saxony.
3. the capital of Lower Saxony, in N central Germany. 525,763.
German, Han•no•ver (hɑˈnoʊ vər) (for defs. 2,3).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hanover - a port city in northwestern GermanyHanover - a port city in northwestern Germany; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
2.Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
Hanoverian - a member (or supporter) of the house of Hanover
Hanoverian - any of the British rulers who were members of the House of Hanover
George I, George - Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
George II, George - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
George III, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
George IV, George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
Queen Victoria, Victoria - queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)
Translations

Hanover

[ˈhænəvəʳ] NHanovre m

Hanover

nHannover nt
References in classic literature ?
The name has appeared to find favor, and all things considered, it may possibly be quite as well to let it stand, instead of going back to the House of Hanover for the appellation of our finest sheet of water.
And the tenor in Hanover was just another example of this sort.
In 1726, the treaty of Hanover was delayed by these means a whole year.
This was the accession of the Elector of Hanover to the throne of England, in 1714, on the death of Queen Anne.
One fine morning, just before the departure of the Cynosure on her second voyage to Fayal, the commander of that gallant vessel was seen to issue from his residence in Hanover Street.
George's, Hanover Square, that only half a dozen intimate friends would be invited, and that the party would return to the furnished house at Lancaster Gate which has been taken by Mr.
It sounds to you like saying the Archbishop of Canterbury's daughter will be married in St George's, Hanover Square, to a crossing-sweeper on ticket-of-leave.
Sharp had already left King's School and had written to Philip from Hanover.
I'll prove it to you," he announced, beckoning to the black New Hanover boy, a labor recruit, who served as cook and general house servant.
It's not right, I tell you," little Hanover said; and from his tone I was sure that he had already said it a number of times.
He was an ardent Tory and hated the House of Hanover.
The little New Hanover boy had been frightened, but had proved faithful, following him without hesitancy into the bush in the quest after the source of the wonderful sound.