- a seaport in E Kent, in SE England: point nearest the coast of France.
- Strait of. French Pas de Calais. a strait between England and France, connecting the English Channel and the North Sea: least width 20 miles (32 km).
- a city in and the capital of Delaware, in the central part.
- a city in SE New Hampshire.
- a town in N New Jersey.
- a city in E Ohio.
- Baron. De La Warr, 12th Baron.
- a state in the eastern United States, on the Atlantic coast. 2057 sq. mi. (5330 sq. km). Capital: Dover. Abbreviation: DE (for use with zip code), Del.
- a city in central Ohio.
- a river flowing S from SE New York, along the boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey into Delaware Bay. 296 miles (475 km) long.
- a member of a grouping of North American Indian peoples, comprising the Munsee, Unami, and Unalachtigo, formerly occupying the drainage basin of the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River valley, and the intervening area.
- the Eastern Algonquian language of any of the Delaware peoples.
- a red vinifera grape grown for table use that yields a white wine.
- the vine bearing this fruit.
Examples from the Web for dover
A Stars Stripes article included a photo of the soldiers arriving at the port mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.How the Dead Come Home From Afghanistan
May 9, 2014
He testified in the Dover trial in 2005, and was instrumental in keeping “Intelligent Design” out of the local schools there.Meet the Prizewinning Catholic Biologist Creationists Can’t Stand
Karl W. Giberson
April 6, 2014
The money is intended to assist with travel to meet the body at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and to cover funeral expenses.Death Benefit Scandal Is the Government Shutdown’s Ultimate Insult
October 10, 2013
The first day he greeted military caskets at Dover Air Force Base.How Obama Handles Crisis
May 20, 2013
On Monday, her remains were flown in to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.Anne Smedinghoff, the Hero Diplomat We Lost in Afghanistan
April 9, 2013
He said he should make it up in the waggon on the way to Dover.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The next morning we were in the straits of Dover; the wind light, but fair.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
I cannot say more now; but will you remain at Dover a few days longer?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
I particularly detest Dover for the self-complacency with which it goes to bed.The Uncommercial Traveller
Do you know who sent your Cleo those bank-notes she had at Dover?Cleo The Magnificent
- 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)
- plural -wares or -ware a member of a North American Indian people formerly living near the Delaware River
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
- a state of the northeastern US, on the Delmarva Peninsula: mostly flat and low-lying, with hills in the extreme north and cypress swamps in the extreme south. Capital: Dover. Pop: 817 491 (2003 est). Area: 5004 sq km (1932 sq miles)Abbreviation: Del., (with zip code) DE
- a river in the northeastern US, rising in the Catskill Mountains and flowing south into Delaware Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic. Length 660 km (410 miles)
- an American variety of grape that has sweet light red fruit
Word Origin and History for dover
port in Kent, Old English Dofras (c.700), from Latin Dubris (4c.), from British Celtic *Dubras "the waters." Named for the stream that flows nearby.
U.S. state, river, Indian tribe, named for the bay, which was named for Baron (commonly "Lord") De la Warr (Thomas West, 1577-1618), first English colonial governor of Virginia. The family name is attested from 1201, from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, probably ultimately from de la werre "of the war" (a warrior), from Old French werre/guerre "war."