a large sofa, often one convertible into a bed.
Chiefly British. a small writing desk.
Other definitions for Davenport (2 of 2)
John, 1597–1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven.
a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River.
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How to use davenport in a sentence
While a judge dismissed Henry and davenport’s lawsuit in March, the NFL announced an end to the practice in June amid the pressure of 50,000 petitions, media scrutiny, and the country’s increased attention to racial inequity.“Race norming” and the long legacy of medical racism, explained | Fabiola Cineas | July 9, 2021 | Vox
The job paid $12 an hour and allowed davenport to stay home with her two kids, who took classes online.
If davenport was caught comparing pay, she could be terminated.
davenport quit in November 2018 after working for about a month.
The customer, seeing davenport on video chat, would not have known she was working from home.
“You can host a sit-down diner for 140, and the house can accommodate 700 people at a party,” davenport says proudly.
Eddie davenport made his name organizing the infamous Gatecrasher Balls for rich U.K. teens.
Since getting out, in May, davenport says he has been attempting to pick up what he calls normal life.
Five minutes later, wearing a dress shirt and jeans, davenport appears.
Why, I wonder, is davenport so obsessed with defining himself as part of the British aristocracy?
Christopher davenport, died; a learned Englishman, who became a Franciscan, and published several theological works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Thrice he crossed the room; then he flung himself down on the davenport beside Mrs. Owen.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
The third is Mr. Bright, sometimes trained up under Mr. davenport.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
Captain davenport, of Boston, fell next, but before he fell penetrated the enclosure.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
davenport came as near to solving the problem of an electric motor as was possible without the invention of Pacinotti.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
British Dictionary definitions for davenport
mainly British a tall narrow desk with a slanted writing surface and drawers at the side
US and Canadian a large sofa, esp one convertible into a bed
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