HyperDic: calais

English > 1 sense of the word Calais:
NOUNlocationCalaisa town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England
Calais > pronunciation
Soundskahley'
RhymesAAA ... waylay: 40 rhymes with ley...
English > Calais: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558.
Instance ofportA place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
townAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
Part ofFrance, French RepublicA republic in western Europe
SpanishCalais
CatalanCalais

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