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 b.c.). Pop.: 34179 (1991)
2 Strait of. 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 U.S., the capital of Delaware, founded in 1683: 18th-century buildings. Pop.: 27630 (1990)
n a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms
(C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660--1742), English physician)
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