Definition of Hanover in US English:


proper noun

  • 1An industrial city in northwestern Germany, the capital of Lower Saxony, on the Mittelland Canal; population 516,300 (est. 2006). German name Hannover.

    1. 1.1 A former state and province in northern Germany. In 1714 the Elector of Hanover succeeded to the British throne as George I, and from then until the accession of Victoria (1837) the same monarch ruled both Britain and Hanover.
    2. 1.2 The British royal house from 1714 to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.
  • 2A town in west central New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River, home to Dartmouth College; population 11,068 (est. 2008).