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Dover

[doh-ver] /ˈdoʊ vər/
noun
1.
a seaport in E Kent, in SE England: point nearest the coast of France.
2.
Strait of. French Pas de Calais. a strait between England and France, connecting the English Channel and the North Sea: least width 20 miles (32 km).
3.
a city in and the capital of Delaware, in the central part.
4.
a city in SE New Hampshire.
5.
a town in N New Jersey.
6.
a city in E Ohio.
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Dover

/ˈdəʊvə/
noun
1.
a port in SE England, in E Kent on the Strait of Dover: the only one of the Cinque Ports that is still important; a stronghold since ancient times and Caesar's first point of attack in the invasion of Britain (55 bc). Pop: 34 087 (2001)
2.
Strait of Dover, a strait between SE England and N France, linking the English Channel with the North Sea. Width: about 32 km (20 miles) French name Pas de Calais
3.
a city in the US, the capital of Delaware, founded in 1683: 18th-century buildings. Pop: 32 808 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for strait dover

Dover

port in Kent, Old English Dofras (c.700), from Latin Dubris (4c.), from British Celtic *Dubras "the waters." Named for the stream that flows nearby.

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