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
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)