Definition of Philippines

1. Noun. A republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946.

2. Noun. An archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands.
Exact synonyms: Philippine Islands
Geographical relationships: Bataan, Corregidor, Leyte, Leyte Invasion, Leyte Island
Terms within: Cebu, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Republic Of The Philippines, Bisayas, Visayan Islands
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean
Member holonyms: Tagalog

Definition of Philippines

1. Proper noun. The Republic of the Philippines, a Southeast Asian country comprised of over seven thousand islands in the Pacific Ocean. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philippines

Philipp Schwarzerd
Philippe's triangle
Philippine Islands
Philippine Sea
Philippine cedar
Philippine haemorrhagic fever
Philippine mahogany
Philippine monetary unit
Philippine peso
Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus
Phillips' catheter
Phillips head

Literary usage of Philippines

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Allan 118: 635-43 О '16 Philippine Islands philippines no bait to Japan. Lit Digest 62: 1212 Ap 29 '16 Progress In the philippines. RE Speer. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"DAVID P. BARROWS There is a problem of conservation in the philippines and upon its wise and just solution depends the future well being of the inhabitants. ..."

3. Report by Indians Rights Association (1908)
"A CONSERVATION POLICY FOR THE philippines ADDRESS OP DR. DAVID P. BARROWS There is a problem of conservation in the philippines and upon its wise and just ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1900)
"Our new possessions—The philippines. Morgan (JT) What shall we do with ... Possibilities of the philippines, as a cotton- raising and manufacturing country. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The philippines, for more than a century, have supplied European ... There is no species, he remarks, which is common to the philippines and the ..."

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