[ doh-ver ]
/ ˈdoʊ vər /


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.

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[ del-uh-wair ]
/ ˈdɛl əˌwɛər /

noun, plural Del·a·wares, (especially collectively) Del·a·ware for 5. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dover (1 of 4)

/ (ˈdəʊvə) /


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)

British Dictionary definitions for dover (2 of 4)

/ (ˈdɛləˌwɛə) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for dover (3 of 4)

/ (ˈdɛləˌwɛə) /


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)

British Dictionary definitions for dover (4 of 4)

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an American variety of grape that has sweet light red fruit
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Culture definitions for dover


State in the eastern United States bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Maryland to the west and south. Its capital is Dover, and its largest city is Wilmington.

notes for Delaware

One of the thirteen colonies.
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