Definition of Phoebe

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one.

Exact synonyms: 5, Cinque, Fin, Five, Fivesome, Little Phoebe, Pentad, Quint, Quintet, Quintuplet, V
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure



2. Noun. (Greek mythology) a Titaness who became identified with Artemis as goddess of the Moon.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Titaness

3. Noun. Small dun-colored North American flycatcher.

Definition of Phoebe

1. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek female given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (Greek god) A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She became associated with Artemis, goddess of the moon. ¹

3. Proper noun. (astronomy) The 14th moon of Saturn. ¹

4. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Phoebe) ¹

5. Noun. Any of several birds of the genus ''Sayornis'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phoebe

1. a small bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phoebe

1. The pewee, or pewit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoebe

phocenic
phocenic acid
phocenin
phocid
phocids
phocine
phocines
phocodont
phocodontia
phocomeli
phocomelias
phocomelic dwarfism
phocomelus
phodopus
phoebe
phoebe bird
phoebes
phoebus
phoebuses
phoenicochroite
phoenicochroites
phoenicopterus
phoenix
phoenix tree
phoenixes
phoenixlike
phoetal
phoeti
phoetus

Literary usage of Phoebe

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1. History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1852)
"Mr. Poinsett, who was in the Essex, with military tastes and self-possession, says it was a moment of intense excitement,— when the Phoebe fell off a little ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"truth, Phoebe would have said as a slave ; for she was somewhat imperious, ... She was Phoebe, daughter of the sunbeams — a perfectly good-tempered ..."

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