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New·port

 (no͞o′pôrt′, nyo͞o′-)
1. A city of southeast Rhode Island at the mouth of Narragansett Bay south-southeast of Providence. Settled in 1639, it was an important economic center in pre-Revolutionary times and in the 1800s became a fashionable summer resort where the wealthy built palatial "cottages."
2. A city of southeast Wales on an inlet of the Severn estuary northeast of Cardiff.

Newport

(ˈnjuːˌpɔːt)
n
1. (Placename) a city and port in SE Wales, in Newport county borough on the River Usk: electronics. Pop: 116 143 (2001)
2. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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. (Placename) a town in S England, administrative centre of the Isle of Wight. Pop: 22 957 (2001)

New•port

(ˈnuˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, ˈnyu-)

n.
1. a seaport in Gwent, in SE Wales, near the Severn estuary. 137,000.
2. a seaport and summer resort in SE Rhode Island: naval base. 29,259.
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Noun1.Newport - a port city in southeastern WalesNewport - a port city in southeastern Wales  
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
2.Newport - a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center
Little Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
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According to the late Bedwyr Lewis Jones, an authority on Welsh place names, Casnewydd, dates back at least 600 years and is an abbreviation of Castell Newydd ar Wysg (New Castle on Usk) and that the suffix "port" in Newport does not refers to a new town or market as it does in Stockport, England.