Definition of "davenport" [dav•en•port]

  • A large sofa, often convertible into a bed. (noun)
  • A small desk. (noun)

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Use "davenport" in a sentence
  • "The only person in the world I've ever heard use the word davenport is my mother!"
  • ""I have had dear René's harp removed to a lumber room, her portrait taken down from the library wall," she said, in her usual purring tones; "and her davenport is being wheeled into my own sitting-room."
  • "Marjorie almost ran back to the davenport -- she was beginning to feel as if the davenport was the nearest she had to a mother -- and flung herself on it in a storm of angry tears."