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MEMPHIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Memphis mean? 

MEMPHIS (noun)
  The noun MEMPHIS has 2 senses:

1. largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
2. an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)

  Familiarity information: MEMPHIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEMPHIS (noun)


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Meaning:

Largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Memphis" is a part of...):

Tennessee; TN; Volunteer State (a state in east central United States)


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Meaning:

An ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Memphis" is a part of...):

Arab Republic of Egypt; Egypt; United Arab Republic (a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC)


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