Davis

Definitions of Davis
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n American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)

Synonyms:
Jefferson Davis
Example of:
national leader, solon, statesman
a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

n United States film actress (1908-1989)

Synonyms:
Bette Davis
Example of:
actress
a female actor

n United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)

Synonyms:
Miles Davis, Miles Dewey Davis Jr.
Example of:
jazz musician, jazzman
a musician who plays or composes jazz music

n United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)

Synonyms:
Stuart Davis
Example of:
painter
an artist who paints

n United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)

Synonyms:
Dwight Davis, Dwight Filley Davis
Example of:
tennis player
an athlete who plays tennis

n English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)

Synonyms:
Davys, John Davis, John Davys
Example of:
navigator
in earlier times, a person who explored by ship

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