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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central England east-southeast of Birmingham. Famous as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century, Coventry was severely damaged in air raids during World War II (November 1940). Population: 303,000.
  • A town of west-central Rhode Island southwest of Providence. It was settled in 1643 and was formerly a noted lacemaking center. Population: 34,700.
  • n. A state of ostracism or exile: "It's not that smoke-filled rooms are back; smokers huddle in Coventry these days” ( Flora Lewis).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Banishment.
  • proper n. An industrial city in central England.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A town in the county of Warwick, England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See snip-snap-snorem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
  • 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

Etymologies

After Coventry 1, England (possibly from the sending of Royalist prisoners there during the English Civil War).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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