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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.
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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)
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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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References in classic literature ?
(*She was free.I had changed my name from Frederick BAILEY to that of JOHNSON.)arrival at Newport, we were so anxious to get to a place of safety, that, notwithstanding we lacked the necessary money to pay our fare, we decided to take seats in the stage, and promise to pay when we got to New Bedford.
We skirted the northern shore of the island in fruitless search for man, and then at last landed upon an eastern point, where Newport should have stood, but where only weeds and great trees and tangled wild wood rioted, and not a single manmade thing was visible to the eye.
I then asked the fellow if he could direct us to Ryde or Newport; but again he shook his head, and said that he never had heard of such countries.
The few people whom she knows here are at Newport or in Europe just now."
"About as near as Newport is to the Rocky Mountains."
And of course, long before you told me that you cared for me, I'd known that there was some one else you were interested in; every one was talking about it two years ago at Newport. And once I saw you sitting together on the verandah at a dance-- and when she came back into the house her face was sad, and I felt sorry for her; I remembered it afterward, when we were engaged."
The ship in which she came passenger had arrived at Newport, whence Lady Eleanore was conveyed to Boston in the Governor's coach, attended by a small escort of gentlemen on horseback.
'The noise of the combat was terrific; each of the three combatants swearing like troopers, and their swords clashing with as much noise as if all the knives and steels in Newport market were rattling together, at the same time.
There are sights and sounds which evoke a vision, an echo, of Newport and Saratoga.
SEPTEMBER 7: Bridgend v Aberavon; Carmarthen Quins v Llandovery; Cardiff v Pontypridd; Ebbw Vale v Newport; RGC v Merthyr; Swansea v Llanelli.