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 (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.


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)


(ˈnuˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, ˈnyu-)

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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A crew was called to assist staff in the accident and emergency unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, south Wales, at around 9am on Wednesday.
The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) were called to the refuse fire in Caroline Street, Newport, South Wales, at 8.
Wales & West Utilities Ltd (WWU), with its main offices based in Newport, South Wales is a regulated gas distribution business with around 35 000 km of gas distribution pipelines located in Wales and the South West of England.
Mr Davies (pictured above), of Trinant, near Newport, south Wales, suffered a wound to his torso during a fatal incident on Saturday evening.
The cuts were processed by Severnside Provisions Ltd in Newport, South Wales "in conditions that do not meet the required hygiene standards for food production", the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.
NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES UK - Joan Copeland Maher 84 of Newport, South Wales UK passed away peacefully at home on October 21st 2012.
He was arrested while driving the car in Sunderland - 300 miles from the wedding in Newport, South Wales.
The revelation came as elderly couple Anthony and Pamela Adams, from Newport, south Wales, were named locally as being among the victims of Friday's pile-up.
Gwent Police said they were still looking for the man involved in the incident at the salon, named locally as Carol Ann's Hair Stylist, in Newport, South Wales, this afternoon.
Police are searching for a man after three women were injured in a shooting at a hairdresser's in Newport, South Wales.
The other major contender was Newport, South Wales, which the then Secretary of State for Wales (Paul Murphy) supported for city status.
She was discovered at her home on Bideford Close in the Maesglas area of Newport, south Wales, on Friday.