Coventry

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Cov·en·try 1

 (kŭv′ĭn-trē)
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).

Cov·en·try 2

 (kŭv′ən-trē)
n.
A state of ostracism or exile: "It's not that smoke-filled rooms are back; smokers huddle in Coventry these days" (Flora Lewis).

[After Coventry1England (possibly from the sending of Royalist prisoners there during the English Civil War).]

Coventry

(ˈkɒvəntrɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a city in central England, in Coventry unitary authority, West Midlands: devastated in World War II; modern cathedral (1954–62); industrial centre, esp for motor vehicles; two universities (1965, 1992). Pop: 303 475 (2001)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a unitary authority in central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 305 000 (2003 est). Area: 97 sq km (37 sq miles)
3. send to Coventry to ostracize or ignore

Cov•en•try

(ˈkʌv ən tri, ˈkɒv-)

n.
a city in West Midlands, in central England. 337,000.
Idioms:
send to Coventry, to ostracize.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Coventry - the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)Coventry - 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"
exclusion - the state of being excluded
2.Coventry - 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
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Translations

Coventry

[ˈkɒvəntrɪ] N to send sb to Coventry (Brit) → hacer el vacío a algn

Coventry

[ˈkɒvəntri] n
to send sb to Coventry (= ostracize) → mettre qn en quarantaine

Coventry

n to send somebody to Coventry (Brit inf) → jdn schneiden (inf)

Coventry

[ˈkɒvntrɪ] n to send sb to Coventry (fig) → dare l'ostracismo a qn
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