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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)
New•port(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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|Noun||1.||Newport - a port city in southeastern Wales|
|2.||Newport - a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center|