Davy, Humphrey Davy, Sir Humphrey Davy

(noun) English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


A diminutive of the male given name David.

A patronymic surname derived from David.


Davy (plural Davies or Davys)

A Davy lamp.

Etymology 1



davy (plural davies)

An affidavit, a legally binding statement or oath

Etymology 2



davy (plural davys or davies)

A Davy lamp, a type of safety lamp.

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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