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Meaning of COVENTRY

Pronunciation:  'kuvuntree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II; remembered as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century
  2. [n]  the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent); "the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"

COVENTRY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: banishment, ostracism
 See Also: city, England, exclusion, metropolis, urban center



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cov"en*try\ (k?v"en-tr?), n.
A town in the county of Warwick, England.

{To send to Coventry}, to exclude from society; to shut out
   from social intercourse, as for ungentlemanly conduct.

{Coventry blue}, blue thread of a superior dye, made at
   Coventry, England, and used for embroidery.