Definitions

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

  • noun Greek Mythology The goddess Artemis.
  • noun A satellite of Saturn.
  • noun The moon personified.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Lauraceae — an evergreen tree.
  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun Greek mythology A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She became associated with Artemis, goddess of the moon.
  • proper noun astronomy The 14th moon of Saturn.

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

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
  • noun (Greek mythology) a Titaness who became identified with Artemis as goddess of the Moon
  • noun small dun-colored North American flycatcher

Etymologies

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

[Middle English phebe, from Latin Phoebē, from Greek Phoibē, from feminine of phoibos, shining.]

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Ancient Greek Φοίβη (phoibe)

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Ancient Greek Φοίβη, feminine form of Φοῖβος (Phoebus, "bright").

Examples

  • Phoebe, Phoebe_; after which he shot down into the top of a tree, and with a lively flirt of his tail took up again the same eloquent theme.

    Birds in the Bush

  • Rehberg and one of the practice's surgeons, Dr. John Bagnato, were so astonished that they started sending out anonymous faxes to business and community leaders with what they called "Phoebe Factoids."

    News

  • Rehberg and one of the practice's surgeons, Dr. John Bagnato, were so astonished that they started sending out anonymous faxes to business and community leaders with what they called "Phoebe Factoids."

    News

  • Rehberg and one of the practice's surgeons, Dr. John Bagnato, were so astonished that they started sending out anonymous faxes to business and community leaders with what they called "Phoebe Factoids."

    News

  • Her owners set up a webcam a few years ago and now Phoebe is one of the most popular birds on the Internet.

    Hummingbird webcam: I know what I’ll be doing today! « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • Roald decided not to go to Norway, but to join Liccy, her girls, and a friend of theirs called Phoebe Berens, in Minorca.

    Storyteller

  • The Phoebe is a great trout spoon, especially when it's retrieved erratically.

    50 Great Lures by Field & Stream's John Merwin

  • Who just happened to be logged into my other gmail account with the alias Phoebe King.

    Many Seizures, a TIA, resting

  • Saturn's moon Phoebe is an object from the outer solar system.

    August 2005

  • Saturn's moon Phoebe is an object from the outer solar system.

    Saturn

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