Definition of Davis
1. Noun. English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605).
2. Noun. United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964).
3. Noun. United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991).
4. Noun. American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889).
5. Noun. United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945).
6. Noun. United States film actress (1908-1989).
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Davis
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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 ..."