davenport

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

Definition of davenport

  1. 1 :  a small compact writing desk

  2. 2 :  a large upholstered sofa often convertible into a bed

Examples of davenport in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of davenport

probably from the name Davenport


First Known Use: 1853


Davenport

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

Definition of Davenport

  1. John 1597–1670 American (English-born) clergyman and founder of New Haven colony


Davenport

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

Definition of Davenport

  1. city on the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa population 99,685



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