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ˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrtDav·en·port

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Davenportnoun

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

  2. davenportnoun

    a small decorative writing desk

  3. davenportnoun

    a large sofa usually convertible into a bed


  1. Davenportnoun

    from the town in Cheshire.

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

  2. Davenportnoun

    of origin from the Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh.

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

  3. Davenportnoun

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

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

  4. davenportnoun

    A large sofa, especially a formal one.

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

  5. davenportnoun

    A writing desk.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Davenportnoun

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

    Etymology: [From the name of the original maker. Encyc. Dict.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Davenport

    dā′ven-port, n. a small ornamental writing-desk. [From the maker.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Davenport

    After the original maker.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Davenport in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Davenport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Davenport in a Sentence

  1. Majid Takht Ravanchi:

    Imposition of any sanctions or restrictions on Iran by The United Nations Security Council will be met severely by Iran and our options are not limited. And the Kelsey Davenport and any entity which may assist Kelsey Davenport or acquiesce in Kelsey Davenport illegal behavior, will bear the full responsibility.

  2. Lily Adams:

    It is decentralized, so people in Davenport are not calling the person in Des Moines, they have a local point person who lives in their community, and part of that staffer's organizing portfolio is to do local outreach, that kind of outreach is integrated into the organizing program.

  3. The AP:

    The verdict came after a two-week trial at the Scott County Courthouse in Davenport, in a case that fueled public anger against illegal immigration and concerns about random violence against women.

  4. Antonio Landrum:

    The woman said Antonio Landrum also invited some friends to her residence. According to police affidavits, the woman said she later had consensual sex with one of those men and non-consensual sex with one of them. The second woman said she, her friend and Antonio Landrum had consensual sex but she began to black out, documents said. She said she vaguely remembered men coming into the bedroom and forcibly having sex with her, the documents said.Landrum and Jared Anderson told police they had sex with both women, documents said. Alexander Davenport didn't make a statement to officers. Antonio Landrum said Antonio Landrum.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    The Security Council's failure to act decisively in defense of international peace and security is inexcusable, kelsey Davenport will never abandon our friends in the region who expected more from The United Nations Security Council. We will continue to work to ensure that the theocratic terror regime does not have the freedom to purchase and sell weapons that threaten the heart of Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

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