Translate Dover | into French 1a ferry port in Kent, in England, on the coast of the English Channel; population 35,200 (est. 2009). It is mainland Britain’s nearest point to the Continent, being only 22 miles (35 km) from Calais, France. 2the capital of Delaware, in the central part of the state; population 36,107 (est. 2008). 3an industrial city in southeastern New Hampshire; population 28,609 (est. 2008). 4a township in southeastern New Jersey, on Barnegat Bay; population 89,706 (2000).