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English Dictionary: Divan' by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Divan \Di*van"\, n. [Per. d[c6]w[be]n a book of many leaves, an
      account book, a collection of books, a senate, council: cf.
      Ar. daiw[be]n, F. divan.]
      1. A book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author;
            as, the divan of Hafiz. [Persia]
  
      2. In Turkey and other Oriental countries: A council of
            state; a royal court. Also used by the poets for a grand
            deliberative council or assembly. --Pope.
  
      3. A chief officer of state. [India]
  
      4. A saloon or hall where a council is held, in Oriental
            countries, the state reception room in places, and in the
            houses of the richer citizens. Cushions on the floor or on
            benches are ranged round the room.
  
      5. A cushioned seat, or a large, low sofa or couch;
            especially, one fixed to its place, and not movable.
  
      6. A coffee and smoking saloon. [Colloq.]
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