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Phillips

[fil-ips]
noun
  1. David Graham,1867–1911, U.S. novelist.
  2. Jayne Anne,born 1952, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and novelist.
  3. Stephen,1868–1915, English poet and playwright.
  4. Wendell,1811–84, U.S. orator and reformer.
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Phillip

[fil-ip]
noun
  1. a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of phillips

Historical Examples of phillips

  • The immense pools in the Phillips were as salt as sea water.

  • I wouldn't give a dern to know what's the matter of Phillips, I says to myself.

    Tom Sawyer, Detective

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • It told of Mrs. Phillips' death, her burial at Florence, and of the widower's grief.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • But it was possible that Phillips did not know this and that he was fond of the judge.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • As for Mrs. Phillips' will, I expect that her husband must be on his way here now.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for phillips

Phillips

noun
  1. Captain Mark. born 1948, English three-day-event horseman; married to Anne, the Princess Royal, divorced 1992
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Phillip

noun
  1. Arthur. 1738–1814, English naval commander; captain general of the First Fleet, which carried convicts from Portsmouth to Sydney Cove, Australia, where he founded New South Wales
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Word Origin and History for phillips

Phillips

proper name of a cross-slot screw and corresponding screwdriver, 1935, named for its inventor, U.S. businessman Henry F. Phillips (1890-1958) of Portland, Ore. It was designed for car makers, hence the handyman's complaint that they are difficult to un-screw. Phillips lost the patent in 1949.

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