- a member of the royal family that ruled Great Britain under that name from 1714 to 1901.
- a former province in NW Germany; now a district in Lower Saxony. 14,944 sq. mi. (38,705 sq. km).
- a city in and the capital of Lower Saxony, in N central Germany.
- a city in S Pennsylvania.
- a town in SE Massachusetts.
German Han·no·ver [hah-noh-vuh r] /hɑˈnoʊ vər/ (for defs 2, 3).
- a state in NW Germany. 18,294 sq. mi. (47,380 sq. km). Capital: Hanover.
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Examples from the Web for hanover
He describes himself on a train platform in Hanover, spiteful and sexually frustrated, throwing coins on the floor.In Defense of Jonathan Franzen
September 26, 2013
Tomorrow they will be visiting ancestral royal palaces in Hanover.Beatrice and Eugenie - The Mini Princesses Take Berlin
January 17, 2013
And, at Hanover Square, there were no speeches, no barefoot sprint à la Michelle Obama.The Queen's Fashion Secrets
July 6, 2010
Handel may well have felt that Hanover was a dull place as compared with London.Handel
Edward J. Dent
Inch by inch the brave son of Hanover was creeping up on Lauzanne.
The tall son of Hanover was lean of flesh, but gross in muscle.
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.
- the English spelling of Hannover
- a princely house of Germany (1692–1815), the head of which succeeded to the British throne as George I in 1714
- the royal house of Britain (1714–1901)
- 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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