from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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 19th century became a fashionable summer resort where the wealthy built palatial "cottages.” The mansions and restored colonial buildings still attract tourists to the city, as do its tennis museum and yachting facilities. Population: 24,400.
  • A borough of southeast Wales on an inlet of the Severn estuary northeast of Cardiff. It is an industrial and manufacturing center. Population: 116,000.

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  • proper n. A common place name or element of a place name (i.e. Newport Beach, Newport Bay).

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  • n. a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center
  • n. a port city in southeastern Wales


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