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  1. a member of the royal family that ruled Great Britain under that name from 1714 to 1901.
  2. a former province in NW Germany; now a district in Lower Saxony. 14,944 sq. mi. (38,705 sq. km).
  3. a city in and the capital of Lower Saxony, in N central Germany.
  4. a city in S Pennsylvania.
  5. a town in SE Massachusetts.
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German Han·no·ver [hah-noh-vuhr] /hɑˈnoʊ vər/ (for defs 2, 3).
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  1. a city in N Germany, capital of Lower Saxony: capital of the kingdom of Hannover (1815–66); situated on the Mittelland canal. Pop: 516 160 (2003 est)English spelling: Hanover
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  1. the English spelling of Hannover
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  1. a princely house of Germany (1692–1815), the head of which succeeded to the British throne as George I in 1714
  2. the royal house of Britain (1714–1901)
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