Origin of phoenix
Definition for phoenix (2 of 3)
- the brother of Cadmus and Europa, and eponymous ancestor of the Phoenicians.
- a son of Amyntor and Cleobule who became the foster father of Achilles and who fought with the Greek forces in the Trojan War.
Definition for phoenix (3 of 3)
Related formsAr·izo·nan, Ar·i·zo·ni·an [ar-uh-zoh-nee-uh n] /ˌær əˈzoʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for phoenix
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He came to Phoenix once and we went up to see him, and they got so crazy that I ended up trying to hitchhike home.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But you know, I had only one other hero in my life acting and that was River [Phoenix].Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When a client needs to move something by air, Phoenix gets it done.
Now that they had the isolation chamber, it was up to Phoenix to find a plane to carry it.
Fredericton, like the phoenix, had arisen from its ashes; buildings arose in rapid succession.Lady Rosamond's Secret|Rebecca Agatha Armour
At five o'clock in the afternoon the lawyer was found dead in Phoenix Park.The Old Man in the Corner|Baroness Orczy
He is always ruining himself, and always rising, like the Phoenix, in renewed youth from the ashes of his funeral pyre.The Grand Old Man|Richard B. Cook
The Phoenix was so positive that David began to feel better.David and the Phoenix|Edward Ormondroyd
Let's collect Happy and Shadow and get back down to the vats, where we can hide until the Phoenix break in.Rebels of the Red Planet|Charles Louis Fontenay
British Dictionary definitions for phoenix (1 of 4)
Word Origin for phoenix
British Dictionary definitions for phoenix (2 of 4)
noun Latin genitive Phoenices (ˈfiːnɪˌsiːz)
British Dictionary definitions for phoenix (3 of 4)
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Culture definitions for phoenix (1 of 3)
A mythical bird that periodically burned itself to death and emerged from the ashes as a new phoenix. According to most stories, the rebirth of the phoenix happened every five hundred years. Only one phoenix lived at a time.
Culture definitions for phoenix (2 of 3)
Capital city of Arizona.