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Definitions for phoenix
ˈfi nɪksphoenix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Phoenix, capital of Arizonanoun

    the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation

  2. phoenix, genus Phoenixnoun

    a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa

  3. phoenixnoun

    a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years

  4. Phoenixnoun

    a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor

Wiktionary

  1. phoenixnoun

    A mythological bird, said to be the only one of its kind, which lives for 500 years and then dies by burning to ashes on a pyre of its own making, ignited by the sun. It then arises anew from the ashes.

  2. phoenixnoun

    Anything that is reborn after apparently being destroyed. Usually used as a simile.

    Astronomers believe planets might form in this dead star's disk, like the mythical Phoenix rising up out of the ashes.

  3. Phoenixnoun

    A mythical firebird; especially the sacred one from ancient Egyptian mythology

  4. Phoenixnoun

    A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the mythical bird. It lies north of Tucana.

  5. Phoenixnoun

    A character in the Iliad and father of Adonis in Greek mythology or a different character in Greek mythology, brother of Europa and Cadmus

  6. Phoenixnoun

    The capital city of Arizona, United States.

  7. Phoenixnoun

    A nickname sometimes used for Japan after World War II.

  8. Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

ChatGPT

  1. phoenix

    A phoenix is a mythical bird originating from ancient Greek folklore. It is characterized by its vibrant plumage and a lifespan lasting hundreds of years. According to legends, at the end of its life cycle, the phoenix dies in a show of flames, only to be reborn again from its own ashes. It is known to symbolize rebirth, renewal, and immortality. In a broader context, the term "phoenix" is used metaphorically to describe anything that reemerges or recovers from difficulty or failure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phoenixnoun

    same as Phenix

  2. Phoenixnoun

    a genus of palms including the date tree

  3. Etymology: [L., a fabulous bird. See Phenix.]

Wikidata

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populous city in the United States of America, and is also the most populous state capital in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. It is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area and is the 12th largest metro area by population in the United States with about 4.2 million people in 2010. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area. Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881, after being founded in 1861 near the Salt River close to its confluence with the Gila River. The city has a notable and famous political culture and has been home to numerous influential American politicians, including Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Carl Hayden, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Residents of the city are known as Phoenicians. Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate. In summer, average high temperatures are typically over 100 °F.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Phoenix

    a bird which was fabled at the end of certain cycles of time to immolate itself in flames, and rise renewed in youth from the ashes. It has become the appropriate symbol of the death-birth that ever introduces a new era in the history of the world, and is employed by Carlyle in "Sartor" as symbol of the crisis through which the present generation is now passing, the conflagration going on appearing nowise as a mere conflagration, but the necessary preliminary of a new time, with the germinating principles of which it is pregnant.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PHOENIX

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoenix is ranked #9745 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Phoenix surname appeared 3,326 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Phoenix.

    53% or 1,763 total occurrences were White.
    36% or 1,198 total occurrences were Black.
    4% or 136 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3% or 101 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.9% or 97 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 31 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phoenix in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phoenix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of phoenix in a Sentence

  1. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    Even expressions that are offensive, that are distasteful, and intended to sow divisions in an otherwise tight-knit, diverse community like Phoenix, cannot be used as a justification to carry out an act of violence, and certainly can't be used as a justification to carry out an act of terrorism.

  2. Phoenix Councilman Carlos Garcia:

    Despite the calls from the community to end police brutality and killings, Phoenix PD continues to respond to calls with violence, phoenix PD cannot continue to investigate itself in officer-involved shootings and police misconduct.

  3. Robert Sarver:

    I am wholly shocked by some of the allegations purported by ESPN about me, personally, or about the Phoenix Suns and Mercury organizations. While I ca n’t begin to know how to respond to some of the vague suggestions made by mostly anonymous voices, I can certainly tell you that some of the claims I find completely repugnant to my nature and to the character of the Suns/Mercury workplace, and I can tell you they never, ever happened.

  4. Operations Valarie Ianniello:

    Marc knows Matt Damon personally although he did not ask him to do The PSA. He went through his publicist like anyone else would, Operations Valarie Ianniello said. Joaquin Phoenix, Sia, Maggie Q, Pam Anderson, Russell Simmons, and Rooney Mara came through Shaun Monson, who directed them as well.

  5. James Clapper:

    This behavior and this divisiveness, intellectual and moral and ethical void that the president of the United States exhibits, and how much longer does the country — to borrow a phrase — endure this nightmare ? Trump’s remarks in Phoenix were reminiscent of candidate-Trump on the campaign trail, slamming the media over its coverage of his presidency — specifically noting his response to recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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