Definitions for davenportˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dav•en•portˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt(n.)

  1. a large sofa, often one convertible into a bed.

    Category: Furniture

  2. Chiefly Brit. a small writing desk.

    Category: British, Furniture

Origin of davenport:

1850–55; (def. 2 ) allegedly after a Captain Davenport, who first commissioned it

Dav•en•portˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt(n.)

  1. a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River. 97,140.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Davenport(noun)

    a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island

  2. davenport(noun)

    a small decorative writing desk

  3. davenport(noun)

    a large sofa usually convertible into a bed

Wiktionary

  1. Davenport(ProperNoun)

    from the town in Cheshire.

  2. Davenport(ProperNoun)

    of origin from the Gaelic u00D3 Donndubhartaigh.

  3. Davenport(ProperNoun)

    of origin: de avesne port, where avesne is derived from avisna ("field" see:Wiese).

  4. davenport(Noun)

    A large sofa, especially a formal one.

  5. davenport(Noun)

    A writing desk.

  6. Origin: Sofa sense was named for the now defunct furniture manufacturer A.H. Davenport Company.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Davenport(noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Davenport

    Davenport is a city located along the Mississippi River in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Davenport is the county seat of and largest city in Scott County; it is also the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with an population estimate of 382,630. Davenport was founded on May 14, 1836 by Antoine LeClaire and was named for his friend, George Davenport, a colonel during the Black Hawk War stationed at nearby Fort Armstrong. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 99,685. However, the city is currently appealing this figure, arguing that the Census Bureau missed a section of residents that would place the total population over 100,000, and indeed, even the Census Bureau's own estimate for Davenport's 2011 population is 100,802. Located approximately half way between Chicago and Des Moines, Davenport is on the border of Iowa and Illinois. The city is prone to frequent flooding due to its location on the Mississippi River. There are two main universities: Saint Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, which is where the first chiropractic adjustment took place. Several annual music festivals take place in Davenport, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. An internationally known 7-mile foot race called the Bix 7 is run during the festival. The city has a Class A minor league baseball team, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Davenport has 27 parks and over 12 miles of recreational paths for biking or walking.

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