Definition of Davenport

1. Noun. A city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Hawkeye State, Ia, Iowa



2. Noun. A small decorative writing desk.
Generic synonyms: Desk

3. Noun. A large sofa usually convertible into a bed.
Specialized synonyms: Chesterfield
Generic synonyms: Convertible, Sofa Bed

Definition of Davenport

1. n. A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.

Definition of Davenport

1. Proper noun. (surname habitational from=Old English dot=) from the town in Cheshire. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=Irish dot=) of (etyl ga) origin from the Gaelic (term Ó Donndubhartaigh lang=ga). ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname from=Anglo-Norman dot=) of (etyl xno) origin: ''de avesne port'', where ''avesne'' is derived from (etyl frk) ''avisna'' ("field" see:(term Wiese lang=de)). ¹

4. Noun. A large sofa, especially a formal one. ¹

5. Noun. A writing desk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Davenport

1. [n -S]

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davenport (current term)
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Literary usage of Davenport

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1. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"was drawn | from his own Copy London : \ John Handcock davenport. ... davenport (J.) Catalogue of the Persons Admitted to the First Church in New Haven, ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"Subsequently some of them appeared in print again, and particularly several davenport letters, which were printed in AB davenport's History and Genealogy of ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1914)
"The fact« were presented ¡и an agreed statement, as follows: "The Clark Coal & Coke Company of davenport, Iowa, have been making shipments of ..."

4. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"davenport Day In Vermont At Brandon, Vt., on September 28. the Vermont Electrical Association, which through the New England Section is affiliated with the ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The consideration, according to the testimony of davenport, was that he agreed ... davenport admits in his testimony that LeClaire paid at that time $1000 ..."

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