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ˈmɛm fɪsMem·phis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Memphisnoun

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

  2. Memphisnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Memphisnoun

    A city of ancient Egypt.

  2. Memphisnoun

    The largest city in the state of Tennessee

  3. Memphisnoun

    The name of several towns or cities in the US.

  4. Etymology: 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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  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. Sara Cross:

    When one child doesn't wear a mask, it doesn't only affect that child. It affects the entire classroom. It affects teachers. We just had a teacher in the Memphis area, a 31-year-old woman, die of Covid in the past few days from acquiring it in the classroom, we can't handle what we're seeing. We are estimating that the number of cases in Tennessee will increase six-fold by the end of September if we don't take measures to mitigate the spread.

  3. Louis Hughes:

    When they arrived in Memphis, they were put in the trader's yard of Nathan Bedford Forrest. ... None of this family were sold to the same person except my wife and one sister. All the rest were sold to separate persons.

  4. Pete Snyder:

    I married a girl from Memphis, Tenn., and the BBQ came as a dowry. We actually have a BBQ smoker—Pete’s Pig Rig.

  5. Ja Morant:

    Starting out early, I feel like we didn't come out ready to play, we allowed them to get comfortable, which led them to get a big lead, but everybody knows the The Memphis Grizzlies, The Memphis Grizzlies : Lakers blows 26-point lead in loss to Thunder.

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