Definitions for Coventryˈkʌv ən tri, ˈkɒv-

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  1. banishment, ostracism, Coventry(noun)

    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"

  2. Coventry(noun)

    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

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  1. Coventry(Noun)

    Banishment.

  2. Coventry(ProperNoun)

    An industrial city in central England.

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  1. Coventry(noun)

    a town in the county of Warwick, England

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  1. Coventry

    Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. Coventry is the 12th largest UK city overall. It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of 316,900 at the 2011 UK census. Historically within Warwickshire, Coventry is situated 95 miles northwest of central London and 19 miles east-southeast of Birmingham, and is further from the coast than any other city in Britain. Although harbouring a population of almost a third of a million inhabitants, Coventry is not amongst the English Core Cities Group due to its proximity to Birmingham. Coventry was the world's first twin city when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad during World War II. The relationship developed through ordinary people in Coventry who wanted to show their support for the Soviet Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad. The city is now also twinned with Dresden, Lidice and 23 other cities around the world. A part of the City Centre at the entrance to the lower shopping precinct was named Lidice Place. Coventry Cathedral is one of the newer cathedral buildings, having been built after the destruction of the ancient cathedral by the Luftwaffe in November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry, and it has two universities, the city centre-based Coventry University and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.

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  1. Coventry

    a town in Warwickshire, 18½ m. SE. of Birmingham; famous for the manufacture of ribbons and watches, and recently the chief seat of the manufacture of bicycles and tricycles; in the old streets are some quaint old houses; there are some very fine churches and a number of charitable institutions.


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