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[hoh-bert or for 1, 4, -bahrt; hoh-bahrt for 2] /ˈhoʊ bərt or for 1, 4, -bɑrt; ˈhoʊ bɑrt for 2/
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[gar-it] /ˈgær ɪt/ (Show IPA),
1844–99, U.S. lawyer and politician: vice president of the U.S. 1897–99.
a seaport on and the capital of Tasmania, SE of Australia.
a city in NW Indiana.
a male given name.


[taz-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /tæzˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/
an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km).
Capital: Hobart.
Formerly Van Diemen's Land.
Related forms
Tasmanian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • "There is another reason why I fancy your boy, and think I can make an engineer of him," continued Mr. Hobart.

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  • “We will have no more lessons after to-morrow,” said Mrs. Hobart.

  • On the third day Mr. Hobart came, and it seemed to Glen like seeing one from home to meet him again.

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  • Superintendent Hobart 265 was about to discharge him when Joe Ratowsky appeared.

  • They lasted a long time, too; I can remember Hanssen removing the last scab when we were coming into Hobart -- three months later.

British Dictionary definitions for Hobart


a port in Australia, capital of the island state of Tasmania on the estuary of the Derwent: excellent natural harbour; University of Tasmania (1890). Pop: 126 048 (2001)


an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles) Former name (1642–1855) Van Diemen's Land
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