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Noun: Davis  dey-vis
  1. English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    - Davys, John Davys, John Davis
  2. American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)
    - Jefferson Davis
  3. United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
    - Miles Davis, Miles Dewey Davis Jr.
  4. United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    - Stuart Davis
  5. United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
    - Dwight Davis, Dwight Filley Davis
  6. United States film actress (1908-1989)
    - Bette Davis

Type of: actress, jazz musician, jazzman, national leader, navigator, painter, solon, statesman, tennis player

Encyclopedia: Davis, Natalie