Definition of Godiva

1. Noun. According to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080).

Exact synonyms: Lady Godiva
Generic synonyms: Lady, Noblewoman, Peeress



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Godiva

Godard
Godardian
Godavari
Godcast
Godcasting
Godcasts
Goddard
Goddidit
Goddy
Godel
Godelier
Godelier's law
Godfrey
Godhead
Godiva
Godlikeness
Godman
Godman's fascia
Godsakes
Godspeed
Godunov
Godwin
Godwin's law
Godwin Austen
Godwin tumour
Godwinian
Godwottery
Godzilla
Godzillas

Literary usage of Godiva

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1. Lives of the Queens of England Before the Norman Conquest by Matthew Hall (1854)
"EDITHA the Fair was the daughter of Algar, the third Earl of defter and Coventry, and grand-daughter of Leofric the Third, husband of godiva, so famous in ..."

2. Landor by Sidney Colvin (1881)
"godiva. 0 my dear, cruel Leofric, where is the heart you gave me ? ... godiva. But treasure it up in your heart. Deem it an incense ; good only when it is ..."

3. The Works and Life of Walter Savage Landor by Walter Savage Landor (1876)
"godiva. 0 my dear cruel Leofric, where is the heart you gave me ! ... godiva. Thanks, holy man! peace will be with me when peace is with your city. ..."

4. Selections from the Imaginary Conversations of Walter Savage Landor by Walter Savage Landor (1899)
"godiva, wouldst thou plead to me for rebels? 5 godiva. They have, then, drawn the sword ... godiva. If they were starving, as they said they were Leofric. ..."

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