Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Philip Died 1676. See Metacom.
  • Philip, Prince Duke of Edinburgh. Born 1921. Husband of Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The great-great-grandson of Victoria, he was given the title Prince in 1957.
  • Philip, Saint fl. first century A.D. One of the 12 Apostles. In the New Testament he is present at the feeding of the 5,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. One of the twelve disciples of Jesus in the Bible; one of the seven deacons.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European hedge sparrow.
  • n. The house sparrow. Called also phip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common European house-sparrow, Passer domesticus.
  • n. The hedge-sparrow, Accentor modularis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Englishman and husband of Elizabeth II (born 1921)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos), name of ancient kings of Macedonia, from φίλιππος ("fond of horses"), from φιλέω (phileō, "I love") + ἵππος (hippos, "horse"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • KATHERINE CALLAWAY HALL, VICTIM OF PHILIP GARRIDO: Philip knocked on my window and said, you know, I can't seem to get my car to start, it's cold, do you think you could give me a ride?

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2009

  • THE FRENCH SUCCESSION (1328) PHILIP VI (nephew of Philip IV, son of Charles of Valois), the nearest male heir.

    c. France

  • PHILIP II, AUGUSTUS, 1180-1223 A.D. The most considerable additions to the royal domains were made by Philip

    Early European History

  • (To PHILIP) I think I'd better just see what she wants, Philip.

    First Plays

  • Philip chased the boy out; and when he had started, David turned to him, and said, ’Philip, I want to talk to you.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • And when I received your letter about solving that mystery in Ocean Park—the publisher still forwards my mail to a P.O. box I keep under the name Philip Snatterly—I knew you could help me.

    The Ghostwriter Secret

  • Though this new work, like the old one, dealt with the whole of Greek history, he gave it the title Philip - pica, which might be translated Greek History in the

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The name Philip is of Greek origin, and much used among the Gentiles, which some make an instance of the degeneracy of the Jewish church at this time, and their conformity to the nations; yet Christ changed not his name.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Unlike Kyle, who’d taken at least ten seconds to figure out who Cynthia Marlow was, Lucinda knew the name Philip Harris the instant she read the announcement at the bottom of the cathedral steps.

    Secret Agent

  • But remember the name Philip Darlington, and the fact that in 1943, while quibbling with Charles Darwin’s interpretation of flightlessness among insular coleopterans, Darlington wrote: “Limitation of area often limits both number and kind of species of animals in isolated faunas.”

    The Song of The Dodo

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