davenport

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

Definition of davenport

1 : a small compact writing desk
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

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Origin and Etymology of davenport

probably from the name Davenport


Davenport

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

Definition of Davenport

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

Davenport

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

Definition of Davenport

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


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