- 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)
- 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
- 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 (dō′vər),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa seaport in E Kent, in SE England: point nearest the coast of France. 101,700.
- Place NamesStrait of. French, Pas de Calais. a strait between England and France, connecting the English Channel and the North Sea: least width 20 mi. (32 km).
- Place Namesa city in and the capital of Delaware, in the central part. 23,512.
- Place Namesa city in SE New Hampshire. 22,377.
- Place Namesa town in N New Jersey. 14,681.
- Place Namesa city in E Ohio. 11,526.
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Dover /ˈdəʊvə/ n
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