Definitions of Davis
  1. noun
    American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)
    synonyms: Jefferson Davis
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    example of:
    national leader, solon, statesman
    a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
  2. noun
    United States film actress (1908-1989)
    synonyms: Bette Davis
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    example of:
    a female actor
  3. noun
    United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
    synonyms: Miles Davis, Miles Dewey Davis Jr.
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    example of:
    jazz musician, jazzman
    a musician who plays or composes jazz music
  4. noun
    United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    synonyms: Stuart Davis
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    example of:
    an artist who paints
  5. noun
    United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
    synonyms: Dwight Davis, Dwight Filley Davis
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    example of:
    tennis player
    an athlete who plays tennis
  6. noun
    English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    synonyms: Davys, John Davis, John Davys
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    example of:
    in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
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