What does divan mean?

Definitions for divan
dɪˈvæn, -ˈvɑn or, esp. for 1 , ˈdaɪ vændi·van

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word divan.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. divan(noun)

    a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)

  2. divan, diwan(noun)

    a Muslim council of state

  3. divan, diwan(noun)

    a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)

  4. divan, diwan(noun)

    a Muslim council chamber or law court

Wiktionary

  1. divan(Noun)

    A couch- or sofa-like piece of furniture made of a mattress lying against the wall and either on the floor or an elevated structure.

  2. divan(Noun)

    A Muslim council of state, such as that of viziers of the Ottoman Empire that discussed and recommended new laws and law changes to a higher authority (the sultan).

  3. divan(Noun)

    A collection of poems, especially one written by one author in Arabic or Persian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divan(noun)

    a book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author; as, the divan of Hafiz

    Etymology: [Per. dwn a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiwn, F. divan.]

  2. Divan(noun)

    in Turkey and other Oriental countries: A council of state; a royal court. Also used by the poets for a grand deliberative council or assembly

    Etymology: [Per. dwn a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiwn, F. divan.]

  3. Divan(noun)

    a chief officer of state

    Etymology: [Per. dwn a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiwn, F. divan.]

  4. Divan(noun)

    a saloon or hall where a council is held, in Oriental countries, the state reception room in places, and in the houses of the richer citizens. Cushions on the floor or on benches are ranged round the room

    Etymology: [Per. dwn a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiwn, F. divan.]

  5. Divan(noun)

    a cushioned seat, or a large, low sofa or couch; especially, one fixed to its place, and not movable

    Etymology: [Per. dwn a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiwn, F. divan.]

  6. Divan(noun)

    a coffee and smoking saloon

    Etymology: [Per. dwn a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiwn, F. divan.]

Freebase

  1. Divan

    A divan was a high governmental body in a number of Islamic states, or its chief official.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Divan

    di-van′, n. the Turkish council of state: a court of justice: used poetically of any council or assembly: a council-chamber with cushioned seats: a sofa: a smoking-room: a collection of poems. [Ar. and Pers. díwán, a long seat.]

Suggested Resources

  1. divan

    Song lyrics by divan -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by divan on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Divan

    A Turkish word signifying a Council of State, from the fact that the Turkish Council Chamber has low couches ranged round its walls, plentifully supplied with cushions. The name has been imported into Western Europe specifically to imply a low-cushioned sofa or couch.

Anagrams for divan »

  1. viand

  2. Navid

How to pronounce divan?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say divan in sign language?

  1. divan

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of divan

  1. divandivandivandivandivan

Popularity rank by frequency of use

divan#10000#41523#100000

Translations for divan

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for divan »

Translation

Find a translation for the divan definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these divan definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "divan." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 4 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/divan>.

    Are we missing a good definition for divan? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. disjointed
    • B. victimised
    • C. blistering
    • D. frantic

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for divan:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.