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[greyvz-end] /ˌgreɪvzˈɛnd/
a seaport in NW Kent, in SE England, on the Thames River: incorporated into Gravesham 1974. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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
  • They landed on the Gravesend shore, and here the boatman lost sight of them.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • 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
  • Sailing from Gravesend, she was making her way to Australia.

    Grace Darling Eva Hope
  • A photograph of the yacht at anchor off Gravesend was less impressive, but suggested more stability.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
  • He went into Gravesend, and searched all the newspapers, to see what he had to contend with.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • 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
  • Blackwall and Woolwich, Gravesend, and the vessel moored for the night.

    Mother Carey's Chicken George Manville Fenn
  • 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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