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phoebe

1

[ fee-bee ]

noun

  1. any of several small American flycatchers of the genus Sayornis, especially S. phoebe, of eastern North America.


Phoebe

2

[ fee-bee ]

noun

  1. Classical Mythology. a Titan, daughter of Uranus and Gaia and mother of Leto, later identified with Artemis and with the Roman goddess Diana.
  2. Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
  3. Literary. the moon personified.
  4. a female given name.

Phoebe

1

/ ˈfiːbɪ /

noun

  1. classical myth a Titaness, who later became identified with Artemis (Diana) as goddess of the moon
  2. poetic.
    a personification of the moon


phoebe

2

/ ˈfiːbɪ /

noun

  1. any of several greyish-brown North American flycatchers of the genus Sayornis, such as S. phoebe ( eastern phoebe )

Phoebe

3

/ ˈfiːbɪ /

noun

  1. the outermost satellite of the planet Saturn. It has retrograde motion and a dark surface
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Word History and Origins

Origin of phoebe1

1690–1700, Americanism; imitative; spelling by influence of Phoebe

Origin of phoebe2

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English Phebe, Phebee, from Latin Phoebē, from Greek Phoíbē, feminine of phoîbos “shining, radiant, bright”; Phoebus ( def ) 
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Word History and Origins

Origin of phoebe1

C19: imitative of the bird's call
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Example Sentences

Neither scene features Phoebe, Trevor or any other “new” character introduced in the film.

From Time

Some spoilery nepotism aside, the characters in the 2016 film are closer to the original Ghostbusters than Phoebe, brother Trevor and their diverse friends are.

From Time

Southwest Georgia Regional paid only $5,000 a year for the arrangement and it reaped benefits including no-interest loans from Phoebe.

From Time

So when he told me, 'You can come to my show, but you can't come to see Phoebe, and you can't come to see Riccardo, that was odd.

Remember when Chandler was sexually attracted to sharks and Phoebe raised a litter of baby rats?

Also making Time's list are Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and Céline's creative director, Phoebe Philo.

There was that innocently ignoble time Phoebe Buffay pretended she was a physician named Dr. Regina Phalange.

In a shocking turn, minimalist Phoebe Philo presented a bold new aesthetic for Céline next spring.

“Oh yes; there was Phoebe,” replied Benjamin, looking rather confused.

Edward had left the room, and having obtained the saddle-bags from Phoebe, had gone up to his chamber.

He found Edward in the state described by Oswald, and wholly unconscious of his presence; the maid, Phoebe, was by his bedside.

That Venus liked him, and Phoebe liked him, added strength to the feeling.

The hare which he had himself given to Phoebe was easier to tame than Jesse Cliffe.

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