Dover


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Do·ver

 (dō′vər)
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.
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Dover

(ˈdəʊvə)
n
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)
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Do•ver

(ˈdoʊ vər)

n.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dover - the capital of the state of DelawareDover - the capital of the state of Delaware
DE, Diamond State, First State, Delaware - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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Translations

Dover

[ˈdəʊvəʳ]
A. NDover m
B. CPD Dover sole Nlenguado m
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Dover

[ˈdəʊvər] nDouvres
in Dover → à DouvresDover sole nsole f
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References in classic literature ?
It was the Dover road that lay, on a Friday night late in November, before the first of the persons with whom this history has business.
"In two hours I should be upon my way to Dover with one of them, and by tomorrow night, if you follow my instructions carefully, you should arrive with the other, provided, of course, that he returns to London as quickly as I presume he will.
Barkis's box), and told me that Miss Betsey lived near Dover, but whether at Dover itself, at Hythe, Sandgate, or Folkestone, she could not say.
Dover, was willing to reduce it by taking back a portion of the plate and any other article which was as good as new.
It was during this interview that a plan occurred to Paulvitch, and as a result of it he agreed to accept a certain fabulous sum for the ape, and upon receipt of the money to deliver the beast to a vessel that was sailing south from Dover for Africa two days later.
But so young was she that she could neither "go on foot nor speak with mouth." So, in this grief and trouble, the King wrote to all his nobles, "from Roxburgh all unto Dover," bidding them come to him.
When you left, three miles of the London, Canterbury and Dover were ready for the rails, and also ready and ripe for manipulation in the stock-market.
Harrow House was a grim mansion on the outskirts of Dover. It is better, of course, to be on the outskirts of Dover than actually in it, but when you have said that you have said everything.
It seems that some honest mariners of Dover, or Sandwich, or some one of the Cinque Ports, had after a hard chase succeeded in killing and beaching a fine whale which they had originally descried afar off from the shore.
"Through our lines, through Boulogne, across the Channel, through Dover Station, out of Charing-Cross, through our own men and the best that Scotland Yard could do for us.
At the old lodgings it was understood that he was summoned to Dover, and in fact he was taken down the Dover road and cornered out of it.
When Norman of Torn questioned him he learned that De Fulm had ridden out early in the day bound for Dover, where Prince Edward then was.