- a city in West Midlands, in central England: heavily bombed 1940; cathedral.
- a town in central Rhode Island.
- send to Coventry, to refuse to associate with; openly and pointedly ignore: His friends sent him to Coventry after he was court-martialed.
Examples from the Web for coventry
On the phone from her home in Coventry, England, Davis laughs.Will Jordan Davis Become the First Transgender Miss England?
February 28, 2014
It would seem," says O'Brien, "that in coming to Hull Larkin had in a sense sent himself to Coventry.
Although he is most closely associated with Hull, Larkin was born in Coventry.
Researchers from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, followed nearly 6,500 children from before birth until age 13.Bullying's Hidden Danger
June 1, 2009
Yes, it's something like—Oh, you know that fellow that joined us at Coventry?The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Yet how could he have stopped at the Coventry garage even had he thought of it?Steve and the Steam Engine
Sara Ware Bassett
Mr. Palmer was born at Coventry, where his father had been mayor.Fox's Book of Martyrs
The state of Coventry was probably the state of most other towns in England.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
He afterwards took the oaths of allegiance to his sovereign, at Coventry.The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral
George S. Phillips
- 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)
- a unitary authority in central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 305 000 (2003 est). Area: 97 sq km (37 sq miles)
- send to Coventry to ostracize or ignore
Word Origin and History for coventry
city in Warwickshire, Old English Couentre (1043) "Cofa's tree," from Old English masc. personal name Cofa (genitive Cofan) + tree (n.). Probably a boundary marker or public assembly place.