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Newport

[noo-pawrt, -pohrt, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, ˈnyu-/
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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  • Will he now lead them from the breakers of Newport as well as once he led them from Plymouth Rock?

  • 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
  • It was the last day of their Newport season, but Candace no longer dreaded the break-up.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • I came through last June, you know, after I left your yacht at Newport.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • We arrived in Newport between four and five in the morning, and anchored until daybreak.

British Dictionary definitions for Newport

Newport

/ˈnjuːˌpɔːt/
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

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Resort city in southeastern Rhode Island.

Note: Famed for summer homes of nineteenth-century millionaires.
Note: Center of yachting in the United States.
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