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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Philippines mean? 

  The noun PHILIPPINES has 2 senses:

1. a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
2. an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands

  Familiarity information: PHILIPPINES used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1Philippines [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Philippines; Republic of the Philippines

Instance hypernyms:

country; land; state (the territory occupied by a nation)

Meronyms (parts of "Philippines"):

Quezon City (city on Luzon adjoining Manila)

Cebu; Cebu City (an important seaport on the island of Cebu in the Philippines)

Caloocan (a suburb of Manila in southwestern Luzon)

capital of the Philippines; Manila (the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon)

Meronyms (members of "Philippines"):

Bisayan; Visayan (a member of the most numerous indigenous people of the Philippines)

Filipino (a native or inhabitant of the Philippines)

Domain member region:

Pentagon Gang (a Filipino terrorist group that broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2001 in order to continue terrorism and kidnapping and extortion)

New People's Army; NPA (a terrorist organization that is the militant wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines; a Maoist organization formed to overthrow the government; uses hit squads called Sparrow Units; opposes United States military presence in the Philippines)

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (a terrorist group in the southern Philippines formed in 1977 to establish an independent Islamic state for the Moros; have clashed with troops at United States bases)

ABB; Alex Boncayao Brigade; Revolutionary Proletarian Army; RPA-ABB (an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s)

Abu Sayyaf; Bearer of the Sword (a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping)

adobo (a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice)

Manila Bay (a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the American fleet under Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet)

Amorphophallus campanulatus; Amorphophallus paeonifolius; elephant yam; pungapung; telingo potato (putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber)

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

Southeast Asia (a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore)

Philippine Islands; Philippines (an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands)

Holonyms ("Philippines" is a member of...):

ASEAN; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism)

Sense 2Philippines [BACK TO TOP]


An archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Philippine Islands; Philippines

Instance hypernyms:

archipelago (a group of many islands in a large body of water)

Meronyms (parts of "Philippines"):

Cebu (one of the Visayan islands of the central Philippines; important for its fine harbor)

Luzon (the main island of the Philippines)

Mindanao (the second largest island of the Philippines at the southern end of the archipelago; mountainous and volcanic)

Mindoro (a mountainous island in the central Philippines)

Philippines; Republic of the Philippines (a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946)

Bisayas; Visayan Islands (group of islands in the central Philippines)

Meronyms (members of "Philippines"):

Tagalog (a member of a people native to the Philippines chiefly inhabiting central Luzon around and including Manila)

Domain member region:

Bataan; Corregidor (the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945)

Leyte; Leyte invasion; Leyte Island (a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese)

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

Pacific; Pacific Ocean (the largest ocean in the world)

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