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Phil

[fil] /fɪl/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Philip.

phil-

1.
variant of philo- before a vowel:
philanthropy.

phil.

Phil.

-phil

1.
variant of -phile:
eosinophil.
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  • Phil could not seem to hurt them; he merely knocked them away.

    The Einstein See-Saw Miles John Breuer
  • Phil manfully works for a year, cancelling his father's debt, and then escapes.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Kirkwood was instantly contrite as he saw tears in Phil's eyes.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • Professor Challis points this out very conclusively in the Phil.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • "Funny we didn't think of this corn when we were so thirsty," said Phil.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for Phil

phil.

abbreviation
1.
philosophy
2.
philharmonic

Phil.

abbreviation
1.
Philippians
2.
Philippines
3.
Philadelphia
4.
Philharmonic
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Related Abbreviations for Phil

phil.

1.
philological
2.
philology
3.
philosopher
4.
philosophical
5.
philosophy

Phil.

1.
Philippians
2.
Philippines
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