Definition of Phoenix in English :

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Phoenix meaning in English

Meaning of Phoenix in English

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1. capital of arizona, phoenix

the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation

2. genus phoenix, phoenix

a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa

3. phoenix

a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years

4. phoenix

a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor

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a legendary Arabian bird said to set fire to itself and rise anew from the ashes every 500 years
a person or thing of surpassing beauty or quality
nounWord forms: Latin genitive Phoenices (ˈfiːnɪˌsiːz )
a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Grus and Eridanus
a city in central Arizona, capital city of the state, on the Salt River. Pop: 1 388 416 (2003 est)

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capital of Ariz., in the SC part, near the Salt River: pop. 1,321,000
1.  Egyptian Mythology
a beautiful, lone bird which lives in the Arabian desert for 500 or 600 years and then sets itself on fire, rising renewed from the ashes to start another long life: a symbol of immortality
2.  [P-]
a S constellation between Eridanus and Grus

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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The capital and largest city of Arizona, in the south-central part of the state northwest of Tucson. Founded in the 1860s on the site of an ancient Hohokam settlement, it became territorial capital in 1889 and state capital in 1912.
1. Mythology A bird in Egyptian mythology that lived in the desert for 500 years and then consumed itself by fire, later to rise renewed from its ashes.
2. A person or thing of unsurpassed excellence or beauty; a paragon.
3. Phoenix A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor.

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