Phillips

[ fil-ips ]
/ ˈfɪl ɪps /
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noun

David Graham,1867–1911, U.S. novelist.
Jayne Anne,born 1952, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and novelist.
Stephen,1868–1915, English poet and playwright.
Wendell,1811–84, U.S. orator and reformer.

Definition for phillips (2 of 2)

Phillip

[ fil-ip ]
/ ˈfɪl ɪp /

noun

a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for phillips (1 of 2)

Phillips

/ (ˈfɪlɪps) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for phillips (2 of 2)

Phillip

/ (ˈfɪlɪp) /

noun

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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