davenport
noun Etymology: probably from the name Davenport Date: 1853 1. a small compact writing desk 2. a large upholstered sofa often convertible into a bed

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  • Davenport — ist der Name folgender Orte: in den USA: Bistum Davenport, Iowa Davenport (Arkansas) Davenport (Florida) Davenport (Iowa) Davenport (Kalifornien) Davenport (Nebraska) Davenport (New York) Davenport (North Dakota) Davenport (Oklahoma) Davenport… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Davenport — could refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 People 3 Furniture 4 Other uses 5 See also …   Wikipedia

  • Davenport — Davenport, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 339 Housing Units (2000): 180 Land area (2000): 0.660761 sq. miles (1.711364 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.660761 sq. miles (1.711364 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Davenport — • Diocese erected 8 May, 1881, in the four southern tiers of counties in Iowa Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Davenport     Davenport      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Davenport — Dav en*port, n. [From the name of the original maker. Encyc. Dict.] A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir. [1913 Webster] A much battered davenport in one of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Davenport — [dav′ən pôrt΄] [after Col. G. Davenport (1783 1845), fur trader] city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi: pop. 98,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Davenport — (spr. Dehnport), 1) Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Scott im Staate Iowa (Nordamerika), am Mississippi River u. der Chicago Rock Island Eisenbahn; 1837 angelegt; 5000 Ew.; in der Umgegend reiche Steinkohlenlager; 2) Städtischer Bezirk mit Postamt (Post …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Davenport — (spr. däwwenpōrt), Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Scott im nordamerikan. Staat Iowa, am Mississippi, der hier Stromschnellen bildet, durch eine Brücke mit der gegenüberliegenden Stadt Rock Island (s.d.) in Illinois verbunden, hat eine… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Davenport — (spr. däww n ), Stadt im nordamerik. Staate Jowa, r. am Mississippi, (1900) 35.254 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Davenport —   [ dævnpɔːt], Stadt in Iowa, USA, am Mississippi, 97 500 Einwohner; katholischer Bischofssitz; ein Zentrum des Landmaschinenbaus; Verkehrsknotenpunkt.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • davenport — large upholstered couch, 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) a kind of small ornamental writing table. The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (O.E. Devennport) …   Etymology dictionary

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