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ˈfɪl ɪpPhilip

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Philip, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburghnoun

    Englishman and husband of Elizabeth II (born 1921)


  1. Philipnoun

    One of the twelve disciples; one of the seven deacons.

  2. Philipnoun

    One of the twelve disciples of Jesus in the Bible; one of the seven deacons.

  3. Philipnoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    Philip Berold, conceiting this his name, very Clerkly proves that Philip is an Apostolical name by Saint Philip the Apostle, a Royal name by King Philip King of Macedonia, and an Imperial name by Philip the first Christian Emperour.

  4. Philipnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  5. Philipnoun

    A small city, the county seat of Haakon County, South Dakota, United States.

  6. Etymology: From Φίλιππος, name of ancient kings of Macedonia, from φίλιππος, from φιλέω + ἵππος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Philipnoun

    the European hedge sparrow

  2. Philipnoun

    the house sparrow. Called also phip

  3. Etymology: [So called from their notes.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Philip

    an Indian chief whose father had been a staunch friend of the Pilgrim settlers, was himself friendly to the colonists, till in 1671 their encroachments provoked him to retaliation; after six years' fighting, in which many colonists perished and great massacres of Indians took place, he was defeated and slain, 1676.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Philip' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2577

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Philip' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3561

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philip in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Philip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Philip in a Sentence

  1. Jim Byron:

    I think the letter itself shows the character of Prince Philip that so much of the public in the U.K. and across the Commonwealth, and really across the world, have come to admire.

  2. Chairman Gareth Davis:

    Philip has a clear set of priorities for this transition period, principally the turnaround of the online business.

  3. Gerald Margolis:

    The ruling requires the immediate withdrawal of the prosecution against (Philip Morris Thailand) and our employees, we trust that the government will promptly honor its obligation to withdraw the criminal prosecution.

  4. Dr John Hall:

    Philip Larkin will be memorialized very near Geoffrey Chaucer finding a fitting place among his fellow poets, i have no doubt that his work and memory will live on as long as the English language continues to be understood.

  5. Paul Thomas Anderson:

    I have a particular fascination with character actors, with wanting to turn them into lead actors, i see Philip Baker Hall, he’s just… an actor that I love. There’s no one else with a face like that, or a voice like that.

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