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Meaning of Davis

Da•vis

Pronunciation: (dā'vis), [key]
— n.
  1. 1803–92, U.S. architect.
  2. 1877–1970, U.S. military officer: first black Army brigadier general.
  3. his son,born 1912, U.S. military officer: first black Air Force lieutenant general.
  4. (Ruth Elizabeth Davis), born 1908, U.S. film actress.
  5. 1879–1945, U.S. tennis player and public official: donor of the Davis Cup (1900), an international tennis trophy; Secretary of War 1925–29.
  6. 1890–1958, U.S. radio commentator and author.
  7. 1808–89, U.S. statesman: president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
  8. c1550–1605, English navigator and explorer.
  9. 1873–1955, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat.
  10. 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
  11. 1874–1956, U.S. playwright.
  12. 1864–1916, U.S. journalist, novelist, and playwright.
  13. 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
  14. a town in central California. 36,640.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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