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  1. Oc·tave [ok-tiv, -teyv], /ˈɒk tɪv, -teɪv/, pen name of Alice French.

  2. Isle of, an island in SE England, forming the NE tip of Kent county. 42 sq. mi. (109 sq. km).

Words Nearby Thanet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Thanet in a sentence

  • Lucille thought but little of England, as she judged it from the tame bluffs of Thanet.

    Dross | Henry Seton Merriman
  • Again, the Isle of Thanet, in the north-eastern corner of Kent, has practically ceased to be an island.

  • The only one of the famous old mansions recently remaining was Shaftesbury or Thanet House.

    Bygone London | Frederick Ross
  • Sir Marmaduke had ever been overfond of wandering about the lonely woods of Thanet alone.

  • They liked to hide it and their great love in the calm and mystery of forest-covered Thanet.

British Dictionary definitions for Thanet


/ (ˈθænɪt) /

  1. Isle of Thanet an island in SE England, in NE Kent, separated from the mainland by two branches of the River Stour: scene of many Norse invasions. Area: 109 sq km (42 sq miles)

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