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Meaning of DAVENPORT

Pronunciation:  'davun`powrt, 'davun`powrt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large sofa usually convertible into a bed
  2. [n]  a small decorative writing desk
  3. [n]  a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island
 

DAVENPORT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: chesterfield, city, convertible, desk, Hawkeye State, IA, Iowa, metropolis, sofa bed, urban center

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dav"en*port\, n. [From the name of the original
maker. --Encyc. Dict.]
A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental,
and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.

      A much battered davenport in one of the windows, at
      which sat a lady writing.                --A. B.
                                               Edwards.

 

 

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