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[greyvz-end] /ˌgreɪvzˈɛnd/
a seaport in NW Kent, in SE England, on the Thames River: incorporated into Gravesham 1974. Unabridged
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  • Father came up to see me off, and was to go down to Gravesend with us.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The result was a run down to Gravesend to pay just a friendly visit to Langdon.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • He had no idea how long it would take to reach Gravesend; he knew nothing of the race track's location.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • A few days later Mike Gaynor took the stable up to Gravesend.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • A photograph of the yacht at anchor off Gravesend was less impressive, but suggested more stability.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
  • She was decked, beautifully built, and the size of a Gravesend boat.

    Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora Edward Edwards
  • The princess, early in 1617, went to embark at Gravesend, but Providence had not destined that she would revisit her native shore.

    Women of History Anonymous
  • His companion at Gravesend, and during his sojourn in the Soudan (first time).

    General Gordon J. Wardle
  • The whole army encamped in front of the villages of Gravesend and Utrecht.

British Dictionary definitions for Gravesend


a river port in SE England, in NW Kent on the Thames. Pop: 53 045 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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