noun \ˈkə-vən-trē also ˈkä-\

Definition of COVENTRY

:  a state of ostracism or exclusion <sent to Coventry>

Origin of COVENTRY

Coventry, England
First Known Use: 1765


geographical name

Definition of COVENTRY

\ˈkə-vən-trē\ town W Rhode Island pop 35,014
\ˈkä-, ˈkə-\ city cen England in W. Midlands pop 292,500


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City and metropolitan borough (pop., 2001: 300,844), central England. The city was the home of Lady Godiva who, with her husband, founded a Benedictine abbey there in 1043. It was probably the centre of the presentation of the Coventry mystery plays in the 15th–16th centuries. During World War II, heavy bombing by the Germans left the town severely damaged. The spire of the 15th-century St. Michael's Cathedral and its ruined nave stand beside the new cathedral built in 1962. Chief industries are motor vehicle manufacturing and telecommunications.


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