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Definition of "divan" []

  • A long backless sofa, especially one set with pillows against a wall. (noun)
  • A counting room, tribunal, or public audience room in Muslim countries. (noun)
  • The seat used by an administrator when holding audience. (noun)
  • A government bureau or council chamber. (noun)
  • A coffeehouse or smoking room. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "divan" in a sentence
  • "Chicken divan is one of those things that I think most families have a "version" of ... it definitely is a typical American comfort food."
  • "Toby: Yes, the dictionaries give a word divan 'sofa, couch' and another '1."
  • "King, where the divan was already assembled, and the King had taken his seat on the throne."