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Newport

[noo-pawrt, -pohrt, nyoo-]
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noun
  1. a seaport in Gwent, in SE Wales, near the Severn estuary.
  2. a seaport and summer resort in SE Rhode Island: naval base.
  3. a city on the Isle of Wight, in S England.
  4. a city in central Kentucky, on the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati, Ohio.
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  • Then for the summer we'll go to Newport, and when we come back from there we'll take a house.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • I came through last June, you know, after I left your yacht at Newport.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He had seen her only at a distance since their talk at Newport.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Did you feel like that last summer at Newport or Narragansett?

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • He therefore decided to end his raiding and put in at Newport News.


British Dictionary definitions for newport

Newport

noun
  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)
  3. 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)
  4. a town in S England, administrative centre of the Isle of Wight. Pop: 22 957 (2001)
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newport in Culture

Newport

Resort city in southeastern Rhode Island.

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Famed for summer homes of nineteenth-century millionaires.

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Center of yachting in the United States.
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