What is Phoenix?

  • (noun): The state capital and largest city of Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural center thanks to irrigation.
    Synonyms: capital of Arizona
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Phoenix, Maryland - MTBE Spill
... Phoenix was the location of a January 2006 Exxon gas leak, where over 26,000 gallons of gas slowly seeped out of a punctured pipe at a station at the intersection of Maryland Route 145 and ...
2007 WNBA Season - Playoffs
1 E2 Indiana 2 E3 Connecticut 1 E1 Detroit 2 W1 Phoenix 3 W1 Phoenix 2 W4 Seattle 0 W1 Phoenix 2 Western Conference W2 San Antonio 0 W2 San Antonio 2 W3 Sacramento 1 ...
... KPPX-TV is the Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. 51 from a transmitter atop South Mountain in Phoenix ...
Phoenix Islands - History of The Islands - Identifying The Secondary Discoverers - Winslow Reef
... The reef was discovered by the whaler Phoenix in 1851, speculated to be the ship which gave its name to the group ... (although "Phoenix Island" was reported prior to this date) ... Perry Winslow was the master of the Phoenix on this voyage ...
1993 NBA Finals - Aftermath
... The Phoenix Suns would finish with 56 wins in the 1993-94 season, but were bounced out of the playoffs by the Houston Rockets after leading 2-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals ... The following year, Phoenix took a commanding 3-1 lead against a 6th-Seeded Houston team only to falter again, losing Games 5 and 7 on their home court, the last of ... This marked the last time a Phoenix-based major professional sports team competed for a championship until the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball club, another team previously owned by Jerry ...

More definitions of "Phoenix":

  • (noun): A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor.
  • (noun): 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.
  • (noun): A large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa.
    Synonyms: genus Phoenix

Famous quotes containing the word phoenix:

    And there’s a score of duchesses, surpassing womankind,
    Or who have found a painter to make them so for pay
    And smooth out stain and blemish with the elegance of his mind:
    I knew a phoenix in my youth, so let them have their day.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
    And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
    Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
    And burn the long-liv’d phoenix in her blood;
    Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet’st,
    And do what’er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,
    To the wide world and all her fading sweets;
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A phoenix it is
    This hearse that must bless
    With aromatic gums
    That cost great sums,
    The way of thurification
    To make a fumigation,
    Sweet of reflare,
    And redolent of air,
    John Skelton (1460?–1529)