Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of Macedon (359–336) who defeated a Greek coalition at Chaeronea (338) and achieved a peace settlement in which all the states except Sparta participated. He was succeeded by his son Alexander the Great.
  • King of Spain (1556–1598), of Naples and Sicily (1554–1598), and of Portugal (1580–1598) as Philip I. His reign was marked by colonization of the Philippine Islands (which were named for him) and the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588) after an unsuccessful attempt to invade England.

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  • noun king of ancient Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great (382-336 BC)
  • noun king of Spain and Portugal and husband of Mary I; he supported the Counter Reformation and sent the Spanish Armada to invade England (1527-1598)
  • noun son of Louis VII whose reign as king of France saw wars with the English that regained control of Normandy and Anjou and most of Poitou (1165-1223)

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Examples

  • And a Skopje football stadium will now be called the Philip II football arena -- in honor of Alexander's father.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • Arrhidaeus: Half brother of Alexander and son of Philip II by one of his seven wives, Philinna of Thessaly.

    Alexander the Great

  • In the 16th century, King Philip II of Spain suspended payments to the country's creditors, mainly syndicates of Italian banks, four times; each time, they let him come back to the well.

    Bonds Shrug Off Revised Outlook

  • Arrhidaeus: Half brother of Alexander and son of Philip II by one of his seven wives, Philinna of Thessaly.

    Alexander the Great

  • The author makes a teasing reference to Charles's son and heir, Philip II, who expanded the empire still further westward and gave his name to the Philippines but who decided "not to try to conquer China."

    His Wealth of Nations

  • Just before the messenger arrived, Philip II, king of Macedonia, had captured the town.

    Alexander the Great

  • "It is epitomized by a historian's statement about Philip II of Spain, the most wooden-headed of all sovereigns: 'No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.'"

    Europe's Leaders May Need History Lesson

  • Arrhidaeus: Half brother of Alexander and son of Philip II by one of his seven wives, Philinna of Thessaly.

    Alexander the Great

  • The bass role of King Philip II of Spain is one of opera's loneliest.

    Top 50 operas

  • Just before the messenger arrived, Philip II, king of Macedonia, had captured the town.

    Alexander the Great

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