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DIVAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divan mean? 

DIVAN (noun)
  The noun DIVAN has 4 senses:

1. a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
2. a Muslim council of state
3. a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
4. a Muslim council chamber or law court

  Familiarity information: DIVAN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVAN (noun)


Sense 1divan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("divan" is a kind of...):

couch; lounge; sofa (an upholstered seat for more than one person)


Sense 2divan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Muslim council of state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

diwan; divan

Hypernyms ("divan" is a kind of...):

privy council (an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British crown))


Sense 3divan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

diwan; divan

Hypernyms ("divan" is a kind of...):

anthology (a collection of selected literary passages)


Sense 4divan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Muslim council chamber or law court

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

diwan; divan

Hypernyms ("divan" is a kind of...):

boardroom; council chamber (a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company))

chamber (a room where a judge transacts business)


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