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  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. 14,944 sq. mi. (38,705 sq. km).
  3. a city in and the capital of Lower Saxony, in N central Germany.
  4. a city in S Pennsylvania.
  5. a town in SE Massachusetts.
German Han·no·ver [hah-noh-vuhr] /hɑˈnoʊ vər/ (for defs 2, 3).

Lower Saxony

  1. a state in NW Germany. 18,294 sq. mi. (47,380 sq. km). Capital: Hanover.
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  • Handel may well have felt that Hanover was a dull place as compared with London.


    Edward J. Dent

  • Inch by inch the brave son of Hanover was creeping up on Lauzanne.


    W. A. Fraser

  • The tall son of Hanover was lean of flesh, but gross in muscle.


    W. A. Fraser

  • In 1840, he opened a store on his own account in Hanover, Ohio, and was very successful.

  • From Hanover he removed to Pittsburgh, where he operated in provisions until 1845.

British Dictionary definitions for hanover


  1. the English spelling of Hannover


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

Lower Saxony

  1. a state of N Germany, on the North Sea and including the E Frisian Islands: a leading European producer of petroleum. Capital: Hanover. Pop: 7 993 000 (2003 est). Area: 47 408 sq km (18 489 sq miles)German name: Niedersachsen
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