Definition of Davis

1. Noun. English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605).

Exact synonyms: Davys, John Davis, John Davys
Generic synonyms: Navigator

2. Noun. United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964).
Exact synonyms: Stuart Davis
Generic synonyms: Painter

3. Noun. United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991).
Exact synonyms: Miles Davis, Miles Dewey Davis Jr.
Generic synonyms: Jazz Musician, Jazzman

4. Noun. American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889).
Exact synonyms: Jefferson Davis
Generic synonyms: National Leader, Solon, Statesman

5. Noun. United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945).
Exact synonyms: Dwight Davis, Dwight Filley Davis
Generic synonyms: Tennis Player

6. Noun. United States film actress (1908-1989).
Exact synonyms: Bette Davis
Generic synonyms: Actress

Definition of Davis

1. Proper noun. (surname common patronymic from=given names dot=) derived from David; variant of Davies ¹

2. Proper noun. Any of a number of places named after people with the surname, including a city in California ¹

3. Proper noun. A university in Davis, California (University of California, Davis) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Davis

Davidoff's cells
Davidson's penstemon
Davidson syringe
Daviel's operation
Daviel's spoon
Davies' disease
Davis' Birthday
Davis-Crowe mouth gag
Davis Cup
Davis grafts
Davis interlocking sound
Davis shutter
Davy's gray
Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett cap
Davy Crockett caps

Literary usage of Davis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Vinci, Leonardo da davis, Alfred Status of mathematics in secondary schools. ... 313-24 F-Ap 48 davis, Andrew McFarland Ancient Chinese paper money as ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1908)
"davis, Fannie Stearns. Neighborhood center—a moral and educational factor. Char. ... davis, Jerome Dean, 1838- Practical results in Korean missions. Mis. ..."

3. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1916)
"davis. D:, on confiscation acts, 18. 95; and organization of Senate (1881), 20. ... 594- davis, H: Winter, need of pub. of papers, ii. 831. davis, Horace A. ..."

4. Bulletin by American delphinium society, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (1912)
"Pa davis, EDWARD WOLFE BSME ... Asst Res Engr Westinghouse Air Brake Co 165 Broadway New York NY davis, GEORGE ADE BS 1906 ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1850)
"A great part of those bearing the name of davis, and now living in Rutland, ... Through him they trace their origin back to DOLOR davis, who came to this ..."

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