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Hanover

[han-oh-ver] /ˈhæn oʊ vər/
noun
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.
German Hannover
[hah-noh-vuh r] /hɑˈnoʊ vər/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 2, 3).
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  • A new quarrel with England soon broke out, and this gave him a pretext for invading hannover.

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • The first of these forms is from the hannover algorismus, thirteenth century.

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals David Eugene Smith
  • Onward we raced till away in the distance we saw hannover, like a many-masted ship with its high chimneys and myriad lights.

  • Information had been sent from hannover that we were suspects.

  • Then Prussia and hannover, both eager to enlarge their dominions at the expense of Sweden, united against him.

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • The first of these is taken from the hannover algorismus, thirteenth century.

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals David Eugene Smith
  • The first is from the hannover algorismus, thirteenth century.

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals David Eugene Smith
  • The first is from an algorismus of the thirteenth century, in the hannover Library.

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals David Eugene Smith
  • The bell was cast in hannover, and was, as Breyhan had desired that it might be, ready by the fast time of 1689.

    Pine Needles Susan Bogert Warner
British Dictionary definitions for hannover

Hannover

/German haˈnoːfər/
noun
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

Hanover1

/ˈhænəʊvə/
noun
1.
the English spelling of Hannover

Hanover2

/ˈhænəʊvə/
noun
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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