or Ka·la·is

[ kuh-ley-is ]
/ kəˈleɪ ɪs /

noun Classical Mythology.

the winged son of Boreas the north wind. As Argonauts he and his brother Zetes chased away the Harpies.


[ kal-ey, ka-ley, kal-is; French ka-le ]
/ ˈkæl eɪ, kæˈleɪ, ˈkæl ɪs; French kaˈlɛ /


a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for calais


/ (ˈkæleɪ, French kalɛ) /


a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the nearest French port to England; belonged to England 1347–1558. Pop: 77 333 (1999)
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Word Origin and History for calais


city on the French coast of the English Channel, from Gaulish Caleti, the name of a Celtic people who once lived along the shore there.

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