What does phoenix mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Phoenix, capital of Arizona(noun)

    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 Phoenix(noun)

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

  3. phoenix(noun)

    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. Phoenix(noun)

    a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor

Wiktionary

  1. phoenix(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

  2. phoenix(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

  3. Phoenix(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

  4. Phoenix(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

  5. Phoenix(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

  6. Phoenix(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of Arizona, United States.

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

  7. Phoenix(ProperNoun)

    A nickname sometimes used for Japan after World War II.

    Etymology: From phoenix, from φοῖνιξ, Φοῖνιξ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phoenix(noun)

    same as Phenix

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

  2. Phoenix(noun)

    a genus of palms including the date tree

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

Freebase

  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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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. Chris Iannetta:

    Phoenix is a very unique area for baseball—you have the opportunity to play your entire Cactus League season and only have to drive about 45 minutes, all the teams are centrally located, so it’s a cool atmosphere to play baseball.

  2. Denny Hamlin:

    I know NASCAR sat down all the crew chiefs last year in Phoenix and told them to stop doing it, my guess is that if they said stop then they've seen something.

  3. Angelica Varela:

    As conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  4. Jayde Powell:

    It is really quite astonishing to me, i woke up this morning to 20 voicemails and 56 emails. And I've got people in Connecticut, Long Island, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Arizona that want to volunteer.

  5. Ethan Hawke:

    I’m always astonished, I’m sure you are too, you can go on Apple TV now and see that Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow made a movie together that I never heard of. What? and like, Matt Damon’s in a Clint Eastwood movie I never heard of?

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