Divan
Divan Di*van", n. [Per. d[=i]w[=a]n a book of many leaves, an account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf. Ar. daiw[=a]n, F. divan.] 1. A book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author; as, the divan of Hafiz. [Persia] [1913 Webster]

2. 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. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. A chief officer of state. [India] [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. A cushioned seat, or a large, low sofa or couch; especially, one fixed to its place, and not movable. [1913 Webster]

6. A coffee and smoking saloon. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • divan — DIVAN. s. m. On appelle ainsi en Turquie Le Conseil du Grand Seigneur. Cela fut proposé au Divan …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • Divan — (türk.), so v.w. Diwan …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Divan — (türk.), soviel wie Diwan …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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