Memphis


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Mem·phis

 (mĕm′fĭs)
1. An ancient city of Egypt south of Cairo. Reputedly founded by Menes, the first king of united Egypt, it was the chief city of the Nile delta until the foundation of Alexandria. Its remains include an extensive necropolis.
2. A city of southwest Tennessee on the Mississippi River near the Mississippi border. Established and named (1819) by Andrew Jackson on the site of a fort built in 1797, it was an important Union base after its capture by federal troops in 1862 during the Civil War. Memphis is today a major port and a tourist center famous for its associations with blues music.

Memphis

(ˈmɛmfɪs)
n
1. (Placename) a port in SW Tennessee, on the Mississippi River: the largest city in the state; a major cotton and timber market; Memphis State University (1909). Pop: 645 978 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a ruined city in N Egypt, the ancient centre of Lower Egypt, on the Nile: administrative and artistic centre, sacred to the worship of Ptah

Mem•phis1

(ˈmɛm fɪs)

n.
1. a port in SW Tennessee, on the Mississippi. 596,725.
2. a ruined city in N Egypt, on the Nile, S of Cairo: ancient capital of Egypt.
Mem•phi•an, adj., n.
Mem′phite, adj., n.

Mem•phis2

(ˈmɛm fɪs)

n. adj.
[allegedly suggested to Ettore Sottsass, one of the group's founders, by the Bob Dylan song “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” in December, 1980]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Memphis - largest city of TennesseeMemphis - largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
2.Memphis - an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)Memphis - an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)
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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Those belonging to the little Cairo line and the little Memphis line always stopped; the big Orleans liners stopped for hails only, or to land passengers or freight; and this was the case also with the great flotilla of "transients.
A couple of nigger traders come along, and the king sold them the niggers reasonable, for three-day drafts as they called it, and away they went, the two sons up the river to Memphis, and their mother down the river to Orleans.
The journey to Cairo, one hundred and thirty miles by rail, can be made in a few hours, and from which can be visited the site of ancient Memphis, Joseph's Granaries, and the Pyramids.
All inquiry into antiquity, all curiosity respecting the Pyramids, the excavated cities, Stonehenge, the Ohio Circles, Mexico, Memphis,--is the desire to do away this wild, savage, and preposterous There or Then, and introduce in its place the Here and the Now.
It may, therefore, be easily imagined there is no scarcity of guides at the Colosseum, that wonder of all ages, which Martial thus eulogizes: "Let Memphis cease to boast the barbarous miracles of her pyramids, and the wonders of Babylon be talked of no more among us; all must bow to the superiority of the gigantic labor of the Caesars, and the many voices of Fame spread far and wide the surpassing merits of this incomparable monument.
These men dispersed the crowd (although they did not disarm the Memphis police), and ordered the black veterans that they met to return to the fort.
As Memphis Electronic has more than twenty memory manufacturers in its portfolio, the company can suggest alternatives to obsolete components which meet customer's requirements and do not require a full redesign.
Recognized as the city's official festival, Memphis in May brings global guests from across the world and guests from every state in the United States to Memphis, Tennessee, the birthplace of the blues and the home of rock 'n roll.
Memphis, despite being the region's top seed, has a different pitch.
The Holiday Inn Select Downtown is also located next to AutoZone Ballpark, Home to the Memphis Redbirds, and two blocks from Memphis' FedEx Forum, our NBA Memphis Grizzlies Arena.
5 million metric tons were shipped through the Memphis International Airport.
Memphis (33-3) has won each of its three NCAA Tournament by 16 points.