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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dover, capital of Delaware(noun)

    the capital of the state of Delaware

Wiktionary

  1. Dover(ProperNoun)

    A major port in Kent, England.

  2. Dover(ProperNoun)

    The capital of the US state of Delaware.

Freebase

  1. Dover

    Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury; east of Kent's administrative capital Maidstone; and north-east along the coastline from Dungeness and Hastings. The town is the administrative centre of the Dover District and home of the Dover Calais ferry through the Port of Dover. The surrounding chalk cliffs have become known as the White Cliffs of Dover, and the narrow sea passage nearby – the Strait of Dover. Its strategic position has been evident throughout its history: archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain. The name of the town derives from the name of the river that flows through it, the River Dour. The town has been inhabited since the Stone Age according to archeological finds, and Dover is one of only a few places in Britain – London and Cornwall being other examples – to have a corresponding name in the French language, Douvres. There was a military barracks in Dover, which was closed in 2007. Although many of the former ferry services have declined, services related to the Port of Dover provide a great deal of the town’s employment, as does tourism. The prospect of privatizing the sale of the Port of Dover to create increased cash flow for the government was given a recent ironic twist due to the rejection of a possible bid from the town of Calais in France after opposition in Dover against any sale forced the government to withdraw the Port from the market:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dover

    dō′ver, v.i. (Scot.) to slumber lightly, doze off.—v.t. to send off into a light sleep.—n. a slight unsettled sleep.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dover

    a seaport on the E. coast of Kent, and the nearest in England to the coast of France, 60 m. SE. of London, and with a mail service to Calais and Ostend; is strongly fortified, and the chief station in the SE. military district of England; was the chief of the Cinque Ports.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dover

    (anc. Dubris). A city and seaport of England, in the county of Kent, on Dover Strait. The city is defended by Dover Castle, which is built on chalk-cliffs 320 feet high, and is a fortress of great strength and extent. The castle is said to have been founded by the ancient Romans. Near here Julius Cæsar is said to have first landed in England, August 26, 55 B.C., and here King John resigned his kingdom to Pandolf, the pope’s legate, May 13, 1213.

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  1. roved

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dover in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Dover in a Sentence

  1. Toni Gross:

    Craig said. The family made the sudden 1,000-mile trip from Tampa, Florida, to Dover Air Force Base to accept his body in person. Frank Gross with his father Craig; Frank was killed in 2011 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan (Fox News) Toni said: That was such a dark time of our life. Although it was one of their lowest lows, there was support -- thanks to the Fisher House and the organization behind it. The Fisher Foundation helps military families around the country whose loved ones are in the hospital. In all, the non-profit has helped more than 300,000 families since 1990 by donating 58 houses across the country and in Germany and the United Kingdom. But the house at Dover Air Force Base was built specifically for families whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice. Frank Gross with his mother Toni, who has been volunteering at Fisher House (Fox News) That, I think, was the most important Fisher House that we've ever built said Ken Fisher, Fisher House Foundation chairman and CEO. We believe in the power of family. We believe in, obviously, bringing the plight of the military family to light. This house is run by members of the Air Force — including house manager, technical sergeant Dorothy Whitfield. This house is their safe haven while they are here at Dover for their short stay, Whitfield said. The house has a fully stocked kitchen, multiple bedrooms, and a living room full of toys to make the family's hardest day somewhat easier. Whitfield said: If they're are sad and they want to cry, we're right there with them and we'll cry with them. Years after the Gross’ visit, the Fisher House is still making an impact on the family’s lives. Toni began volunteering. I just knew that I needed to give back and encourage others. I also knew that by giving back my spirit would be lifted.

  2. James Howard-Johnston:

    The intellectual normally values reason above all, Dover demonstrates that reason divorced from emotion becomes cold, clinical and ahuman.

  3. Rick Friedman:

    He killed his baby and [the baby is] in the house...His wife broke up with him over the phone yesterday...I can't even believe this is happening. Steven Pladl, 42, was found dead Thursday morning in his vehicle in Dover, N.Y., several miles from the New Milford, Conn., murder scene where Katie and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were discovered. Those two were also found dead in a vehicle that had one of its windows shot out, police said. The child’s body was found inside Pladl's home, hundreds of miles south in Knightdale, N.C., the same day. Pladl’s mother -- the one who tipped off authorities about the toddler's death -- had obtained custody of the child Steven fathered with his daughter following their arrests in January for adultery and contributing to delinquency, police told WNCN. The mother lives in Cary, about a half hour’s drive from Knightdale, and reportedly told them that Steve had picked Bennett up from her home Wednesday night. April 12, 2018: Police work at the scene where Katie Pladl and her adoptive father, Anthony Fusco, were found dead. (AP/Hearst Connecticut Media ) The toddler was found dead around 9 a.m. Thursday after officers performed a welfare check on the Knightdale home, where Pladl -- and previously his daughter -- had lived. Katie Pladl moved out of the home earlier this year and was living with her adoptive family in New York after bonding out of jail in Virginia, WNCN reported, citing court documents. It appeared Steven Pladl drove through the night Wednesday to hunt down his daughter and Fusco. They were found dead around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, and Pladl shot himself shortly afterward. This is a terrible tragedy that nobody foresaw, i really believe that if the judges or the prosecutor or the defense attorneys in this case had any clue that the minor child or anyone would be harmed there would not be a bond set for any of the parties.

  4. Nat Burton:

    There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover, Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

  5. Aston Martin:

    We can listen to the rhetoric of British politicians saying 'we'll make the Dover port flow, we'll let the stuff in' but what they fail to realise is that for every time you bring in an engine, you've got to send a pallet back to Germany, if the French aren't opening up their border, very soon you run out of pallets.

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