city in Colorado, U.S., founded 1858 as Auraria ("golden"), renamed 1859 for Gen. James W. Denver (1817-1892), governor of the territory. The family name is from the place of that name in Norfolk, literally "ford or passage used by the Danes," from Old English Dena (genitive plural) + fær.
The Denver boot or shoe as the name for a wheel clamp for illegally parked vehicles, supposedly was invented 1953 by Frank Marugg, pattern-maker and violinist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra. He was a friend of politicians and police department officials, and the city sheriff's department came to him for help in making a device to immobilize vehicles whose owners didn't pay parking tickets.
1. Denver has the inside track among 10 sites being considered.
2. We must be almost to Denver.
3. Denver, Colorado, became a one - newspaper city a few weeks ago : the Rocky Mountain News closed.
4. Denver had won the championship by defeating the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in overtime.
5. It would be a two - hour - twenty - minute non - stop flight to Denver.