Definitions

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

  • An ancient city of Egypt south of Cairo. Reputedly founded by Menes, the first king of united Egypt, it retained its primacy until the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great. Its remains include an extensive necropolis.
  • A city of southwest Tennessee on the Mississippi River near the Mississippi border. Established and named (1819) by Andrew Jackson on the site of a fort built in 1797, it was an important Union base after its capture by federal troops in 1862 during the Civil War. Memphis is today a major port and a tourist center famous for its associations with blues music. Population: 671,000.

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  • proper n. A city of ancient Egypt.
  • proper n. The largest city in the state of Tennessee
  • proper n. The name of several towns or cities in the US.

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

  • n. an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)
  • n. largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Μέμφις. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • MEMPHIS, TN -- A Memphis woman charged with 13 counts of theft, forgery and identity theft is set to go before a judge Wednesday, February 17, 2010.

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  • MEMPHIS, TN -- The watt busters are patrolling Douglass High School in Memphis and they're handing out tickets.

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  • MEMPHIS, TN (WPTY) - Memphis police say three children have been charged with the rape of a

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  • MEMPHIS, TN -- A Memphis woman faced a judge Monday, February 22, 2010, after she was arrested for beating up her fingernail technician.

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  • C.ASTAL C.ROLINA 14, HIGH POINT 4: The C.anticleers (26-5, 7-0) capitalized on five Panthers errors to beat High Point (17-15, 4-7) in a Big South game in C.nway, S.C. EAST C.ROLINA 20, MEMPHIS 9: Senior Kyle Roller matched his career high with five hits and drove in four runs to help the Pirates (19-12, 2-3 C.nference USA) overpower the Tigers (14-17, 5-3) in Memphis, Tenn.

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  • MEMPHIS - The Department of Defense says a Memphis soldier was killed in

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  • MEMPHIS - Roburt Sallie and Wesley Witherspoon scored 20 points apiece as Memphis recovered from its first Conference USA loss in almost four years with a 92-77 victory over Houston on Saturday night.

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  • MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say four people, including three teenagers, have been arrested in connection with a burglary at Overton High School.

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  • MEMPHIS, TN (AP) - Memphis residents looking for Kentucky Fried Chicken's new grilled alternative won't be able to get it in the city of Memphis.

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