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Philips

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noun
  1. Ambrose,1675?–1749, English poet and dramatist.

Philip

[fil-ip]
noun
  1. one of the 12 apostles. Mark 3:18; John 1:43–48; 6:5–7.
  2. one of the leaders of the Christian Hellenists in the early church in Jerusalem who afterwards became an evangelist and missionary. Acts 6; 8:26–40.
  3. KingMetacomet, died 1676, North American Indian chief: sachem of the Wampanoag tribe 1662–76; leader of the Indians in King Philip's War.
  4. Prince, Duke of Edinburgh,born 1921, consort of Elizabeth II.
  5. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lover of horses.”
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  • Master Jan, the Brussels goldsmith, paid me three Philips fl.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • "For your profanity and want of courtesy we will make the ransom a thousand philips, then," said he.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • "Sixty Philips will I pay for the joy of taming that wild cat," said he.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • "So much loveliness may not be bought for fifty Philips, O Ibrahim," said he.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Shall I count out one thousand and one hundred philips, O dalal.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for philips

Philip

noun
  1. New Testament
    1. one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
    2. Also: Philip the Evangelistone of the seven deacons appointed by the early Church
    3. Also: Philip the Tetrarchone of the sons of Herod the Great, who was ruler of part of former Judaea (4 bc –34 ad) (Luke 3:1)
  2. King, American Indian name Metacomet. died 1676, American Indian chief, the son of Massasoit. He waged King Philip's War against the colonists of New England (1675–76) and was killed in battle
  3. Prince. another name for the (Duke of): Edinburgh Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh
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Word Origin and History for philips

Philip

masc. proper name, from Latin Philippus, from Greek Philippos "fond of horses," from philos "beloved, loving" (see philo-) + hippos "horse" (see equine). In 16c., Philip and Cheyney was a way to say "any two common men."

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