- a port in SW Tennessee, on the Mississippi.
- a ruined city in Lower Egypt, on the Nile, S of Cairo: the ancient capital of Egypt.
- a group of international designers and architects, formed in the 1980s and based in Milan, whose work is characterized by the use of bold colors, geometric shapes, and unconventional, often playful, designs.
- of or relating to this group or its style of design.
Origin of Memphis2
Examples from the Web for memphis
Now, the Memphis congressman is one of only a handful of white Southerners in his caucus and the once Solid South is deep red.Southern Dems Won’t Rise Again
December 5, 2014
Locally, he followed B. B. King, the Memphis blues guitar master, and spent considerable time with him.How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
October 26, 2014
Memphis begins to pop up in the later chapters, and I wince at every mention because I know that is where the story will end.Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year
October 16, 2014
Memphis is hardly the only city that has started tackling the backlog.
A spokesperson for the Memphis police department did not return requests for comment on this story.
We stayed an entire day at Memphis, and gave two performances there.My Double Life
If the great cities Thebes and Memphis lay near to us, it would be different.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
The Memphis shipper gets his check for $4,840, and is out of the transaction.Elements of Foreign Exchange
Ptah of Memphis comes to the front in the earliest dynasties.History of Religion
He concluded that he was going back to Montgomery by way of Memphis.The Expressman and the Detective
- a port in SW Tennessee, on the Mississippi River: the largest city in the state; a major cotton and timber market; Memphis State University (1909). Pop: 645 978 (2003 est)
- a ruined city in N Egypt, the ancient centre of Lower Egypt, on the Nile: administrative and artistic centre, sacred to the worship of Ptah
Word Origin and History for memphis
ancient city of Egypt, from Greek form of Egyptian Mennefer, literally "his beauty," from men "his" + nefer "beauty" (as in Queen Nefertiti, literally "Beauty has Come"). A reference to pharaoh Pepi I (24c. B.C.E.). The city in Tennessee, U.S., was so named 1826 for obscure reasons. Related: Memphian (1590s); Memphitic (1580s).