john denver


John (Henry Deutschendorf) 1943–97, U.S. country singer.
a city in and the capital of Colorado, in the central part. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Denver (ˈdɛnvə)
a city in central Colorado: the state capital. Pop: 557 478 (2003 est)

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Word Origin & History

city in Colo., founded 1858 as Auraria ("golden"), renamed 1859 for Gen. James W. Denver (1817-92), governor of the territory. The family name is from the place of that name in Norfolk, lit. "ford or passage used by the Danes," from O.E. Dena (gen. pl.) + fær. The Denver boot or shoe as the name
for a wheel clamp for illegally parked vehicles, supposedly was invented 1953 by Frank Marugg, pattern-maker and violinist with the Denver (U.S.A.) Symphony Orchestra. He was a friend of politicians and police department officials, and the city sheriff's department came to him for help in making a device to immobilize vehicles whose owners didnt pay parking tickets.
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Cultural Dictionary

Denver definition

Capital of Colorado and the largest city in the state.

Note: Known as the “Mile-High City” because of its location at an altitude of 5,280 feet.
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