Memphis

noun
1. largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River (Freq. 4)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center
Part Holonyms: ↑Tennessee, ↑Volunteer State, ↑TN
2. an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center
Part Holonyms: ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑United Arab Republic

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Memphis [Memphis]
the largest city in the US state of ↑Tennessee. It is on the ↑Mississippi River in the extreme south-west of the state. Memphis is an agricultural and commercial centre established in 1819 and named after the ancient Egyptian city. It is called the ‘home of the ↑blues ’ because W C Handy lived there. Martin Luther ↑King was murdered in Memphis in 1968, and Elvis Presley died there in 1977 at his home, ↑Graceland.

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  • Memphis — ist der Name folgender Orte: Memphis (Ägypten), eine antike Stadt in Ägypten in den Vereinigten Staaten: Memphis (Alabama) Memphis (Florida) Memphis (Indiana) Memphis (Michigan) Memphis (Mississippi) Memphis (Missouri) Memphis (Nebraska) Memphis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Memphis — Memphis, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2061 Housing Units (2000): 1052 Land area (2000): 1.565989 sq. miles (4.055894 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.565989 sq. miles (4.055894 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Memphis — • Ancient capital of Egypt; diocese of the province of Arcadia or Heptanomos, suffragan of Oxyrynchus Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Memphis     Memphis      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • MEMPHIS — MEMPHIS, city in Tennessee, U.S., with a Jewish population of 9,500 (.08 percent of the general population) in 2005. Memphis was first settled in 1818 and the first known Jewish settler, David Hart, arrived in 1838. In the 1840s Jews began to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MEMPHIS — (from the Greek Menophreos which in turn was derived from the late Old Kingdom Egyptian Mn nfr,   meaning established and beautiful ), ancient city in Lower Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile, approximately 12 mi. (c. 19 km.) south of Cairo,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Memphis — Memphis. Dort wo der Nil, der mächtige Aegypten beherrschende und befruchtende Strom, noch nicht in viel Zweige gespalten, das sogenannte Delta bildet, wo er noch in seiner ganzen Größe, zwischen dem ihn oft umringenden Gebirge des Nilthales,… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Memphis, AL — U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 33 Housing Units (2000): 12 Land area (2000): 0.386959 sq. miles (1.002218 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.004364 sq. miles (0.011303 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.391323 sq. miles (1.013521 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Memphis, FL — U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 7264 Housing Units (2000): 2832 Land area (2000): 3.162239 sq. miles (8.190161 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.162239 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Memphis, IN — U.S. Census Designated Place in Indiana Population (2000): 400 Housing Units (2000): 168 Land area (2000): 2.498989 sq. miles (6.472351 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.498989 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Memphis, MI — U.S. city in Michigan Population (2000): 1129 Housing Units (2000): 476 Land area (2000): 1.122697 sq. miles (2.907773 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.028461 sq. miles (0.073713 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.151158 sq. miles (2.981486 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Memphis, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2061 Housing Units (2000): 1052 Land area (2000): 1.565989 sq. miles (4.055894 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.565989 sq. miles (4.055894 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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