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davenport

noun dav·en·port \ˈda-vən-ˌprt, ˈda-vəm-\

Definition of DAVENPORT

1
:  a small compact writing desk
2
:  a large upholstered sofa often convertible into a bed

Examples of DAVENPORT

  1. <we seated ourselves on the davenport while we waited for him to get ready>

Origin of DAVENPORT

probably from the name Davenport
First Known Use: 1853

Davenport

biographical name Dav·en·port \ˈda-vən-ˌprt, ˈda-vəm-\

Definition of DAVENPORT

John 1597–1670 Am. (Eng.-born) clergyman & founder of New Haven colony

Davenport

geographical name Dav·en·port \ˈda-vən-ˌprt\

Definition of DAVENPORT

city E Iowa on Mississippi River pop 99,685

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