Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

John davenport

[dav-uh n-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/

John, 1597–1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven.
a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River.
(mainly Brit) a tall narrow desk with a slanted writing surface and drawers at the side
(US & Canadian) a large sofa, esp one convertible into a bed

“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 (Old English Devennport).


Read Also:

  • John dee

    [dee] /di/ noun 1. John, 1527–1608, English mathematician and astrologer. 2. a river in NE Scotland, flowing E into the North Sea at Aberdeen. 90 miles (145 km) long. 3. a river in N Wales and W England, flowing E and N into the Irish Sea. About 70 miles (110 km) long. 4. a male […]

  • John deere

    [deer] /dɪər/ noun 1. John, 1804–86, U.S. inventor and manufacturer of farm implements.

  • John-doe

    noun 1. an anonymous, average man. 2. a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a male party whose true name is not known. Compare , . 3. of or for an unknown person; using the name John Doe to stand for an unknown person: The judge issued a John Doe warrant so the police […]

  • John-dory

    [dawr-ee, dohr-ee] /ˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i/ noun, plural John Dories. 1. any fish of the family Zeidae, especially Zeus faber, of European seas, having a vertically compressed body and long spines in the dorsal fin. /ˈdɔːrɪ/ noun 1. a European dory (the fish), Zeus faber, having a deep compressed body, spiny dorsal fins, and massive […]

Disclaimer: John davenport definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.