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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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Philip I

noun
  1. 1052–1108, king of France 1060–1108 (son of Henry I of France).
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Philip II

noun
  1. Philip of Macedon, 382–336 b.c., king of Macedonia 359–336 (father of Alexander the Great).
  2. Philip Augustus, 1165–1223, king of France 1180–1223.
  3. 1527–98, king of Spain 1556–98 (husband of Mary I).
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Philip III

noun
  1. 1578–1621, king of Spain 1598–1621 (son of Philip II of Spain).
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Philip IV

noun
  1. Philip the Fair, 1268–1314, king of France 1285–1314.
  2. 1605–65, king of Spain 1621–65 (son of Philip III).
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Philip V

noun
  1. 1683–1746, king of Spain 1700–46.
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Philip VI

noun
  1. 1293–1350, king of France 1328–50: first ruler of the house of Valois.
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  • "I wonder that you take her to drive with you," suggested Philip, sympathetically.

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    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • "So is the cook usefully employed while preparing dinner," said Philip.

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    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • At last this lively maiden got Philip away from the rest, and began to cross-question him.

    Malbone

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • "So you have returned to the house of your fathers," said Philip.

    Malbone

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • Philip, you are older and wiser than I, and have shown already that you understand her.

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    Thomas Wentworth Higginson


British Dictionary definitions for philip

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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Philip I

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  1. known as Philip the Handsome. 1478–1506, king of Castile (1506); father of Emperor Charles V and founder of the Hapsburg dynasty in Spain
  2. title of Philip II of Spain as king of Portugal
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Philip II

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  1. 382–336 bc, king of Macedonia (359–336); the father of Alexander the Great
  2. known as Philip Augustus. 1165–1223, Capetian king of France (1180–1223); set out on the Third Crusade with Richard I of England (1190)
  3. 1527–98, king of Spain (1556–98) and, as Philip I, king of Portugal (1580–98); the husband of Mary I of England (1554–58). He championed the Counter-Reformation, sending the Armada against England (1588)
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Philip IV

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  1. known as Philip the Fair. 1268–1314, king of France (1285–1314): he challenged the power of the papacy, obtaining the elevation of Clement V as pope residing at Avignon (the beginning of the Babylonian captivity of the papacy)
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Philip V

noun
  1. 1683–1746, king of Spain (1700–46) and founder of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. His accession began the War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)
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Philip VI

noun
  1. 1293–1350, first Valois king of France (1328–50). Edward III of England claimed his throne, which with other disputes led to the beginning of the Hundred Years' War (1337)
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Word Origin and History for philip

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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