Definition of Newport in US English:


proper noun

  • 1An industrial city and port in southern Wales, on the Bristol Channel; population 119,600 (est. 2009).

    Welsh name Casnewydd
  • 2A historic port city in southern Rhode Island, on the island of Rhode Island. Home to naval facilities, it became known in the 19th century as a fashionable resort where the wealthy built opulent “cottages”; population 23,523 (est. 2008).