What does Memphis mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Memphis(noun)

    largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River

  2. Memphis(noun)

    an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)

Wiktionary

  1. Memphis(ProperNoun)

    A city of ancient Egypt.

  2. Memphis(ProperNoun)

    The largest city in the state of Tennessee

  3. Memphis(ProperNoun)

    The name of several towns or cities in the US.

  4. Origin: From Μέμφις.

Freebase

  1. Memphis

    Memphis is a musical duo consisting of long-time friends Torquil Campbell and Chris Dumont. Dumont, originally from North Carolina, first met Campbell in New York City in the early 1990s. With Campbell's childhood friends Chris Seligman, James Shaw, and Adam Marvy, the pair played together in a band called Luxe. Later, Seligman and Campbell would form Canada's indie pop group Stars, while Shaw would go on to form Metric with Emily Haines, with Dumont continuing to work on the carousel in New York's Central Park. Following the initial success of Stars, Campbell invited Dumont to visit in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Memphis was born. The duo's first effort, an EP entitled A Good Day Sailing was released on Le Grand Magistery in 2002. Over the course of the summers of 2003 and 2004, Dumont and Campbell recorded the full-length follow-up, I Dreamed We Fell Apart, released in 2004 on Paper Bag Records. A follow-up, A Little Place in the Wilderness, produced by Dumont, was released on August 15, 2006, through Good Fences, EMI. On January 10, 2011, Memphis announced the release of their third full-length album. Here Comes a City was released on March 8, 2011 on Arts & Crafts. Memphis was also the name of Aretha Franklin's backup band at one point.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Memphis

    an ancient city of Egypt, of which it was the capital; it was founded by Menes at the apex of the delta of the Nile, and contained 700,000 inhabitants.

  2. Memphis

    a Tennessee port on the Mississippi, 826 m. above New Orleans, accessible to the largest vessels, is also a great railway centre, and therefore a place of great commercial importance; has many industries, and a great cotton market.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. memphis

    A celebrated Egyptian city, situated in the Delta, or Lower Egypt. During the attempts of the native rulers to throw off the Persian rule, Memphis was an important strategic point. Ochus inflicted severe injury on this town, having plundered the temples and thrown down the walls after he had driven out Nectanebus. Ptolemy VIII. destroyed the city. It fell with the rest of Egypt under the Roman rule, and afterwards was conquered by Amru Ben Abas (639-40).

  2. memphis

    A flourishing city and port of entry of Shelby Co., Tenn. During the civil war, it fell into the hands of the Union forces, after a short naval fight, June 6, 1862, and in 1864, Gen. Forrest made a raid upon it, capturing a great number of prisoners.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Memphis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Memphis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Memphis in a Sentence

  1. Jack Waiboer:

    Hogs cluck like chickens during the first week of May in Memphis.

  2. Greg Carbin:

    If there’s one location under the gun at the moment, it’s Memphis and points north.

  3. Tandy Wilson:

    Memphis is a barbecue city, right? We're a meat-and-three city, i think that Arnold's Country Kitchen defines our city better than any other restaurant that we have.

  4. Webb Simpson:

    Honestly, it wasnt even on the radar going into Memphis (last week), i was too far back, I thought, unless I did something crazy. So yeah, it was on my mind this week.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    Going up against the number one player in the world today, he got one over me in Memphis and I wanted to get some revenge, to play like that alongside Brooks, get the win, win the FedEx Cup, it's awesome.

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