[ noo-pawrt, nyoo- ]

  1. a seaport and county in southeastern Wales, near the Severn estuary.

  2. a seaport and summer resort in southeastern Rhode Island: site of U.S. Navy base and Naval War College.

  1. a city on the Isle of Wight, in southern England.

  2. a city in central Kentucky, on the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati, Ohio.

Words Nearby Newport Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Newport in a sentence

  • I have never seen Newport, and passed exactly a week in New York before sailing.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • One vessel came ashore at Newport, whose crew had been months at sea, trading on the African coast.

  • There is little need for me to describe in detail the story of my railway journey from New York to Newport.

    Mrs. Raffles | John Kendrick Bangs
  • Well—a week later she left Newport suddenly, her eyes red with weeping and her slight little figure convulsed with grief.

    Mrs. Raffles | John Kendrick Bangs
  • Do you suppose for an instant that I am robbing these people here in Newport merely for the vulgar purpose of acquiring money?

    Mrs. Raffles | John Kendrick Bangs

British Dictionary definitions for Newport


/ (ˈnjuːˌpɔːt) /

  1. a city and port in SE Wales, in Newport county borough on the River Usk: electronics. Pop: 116 143 (2001)

  2. a county borough in SE Wales, created from part of Gwent in 1996. Pop: 139 300 (2003 est). Area: 190 sq km (73 sq miles)

  1. a port in SE Rhode Island: founded in 1639, it became one of the richest towns of colonial America; centre of a large number of US naval establishments. Pop: 26 136 (2003 est)

  2. a town in S England, administrative centre of the Isle of Wight. Pop: 22 957 (2001)

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Cultural definitions for Newport


Resort city in southeastern Rhode Island.

Notes for Newport

Famed for summer homes of nineteenth-century millionaires.

Notes for Newport

Center of yachting in the United States.

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