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.
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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
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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]
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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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Later she taught in the city of Memphis. While teaching in Mississippi, one of her pupils became ill with smallpox.
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." These latter came out of a dozen rivers-- the Illinois, the Missouri, the Upper Mississippi, the Ohio, the Monongahela, the Tennessee, the Red River, the White River, and so on--and were bound every whither and stocked with every imaginable comfort or necessity, which the Mississippi's communities could want, from the frosty Falls of St.
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."
Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined FedEx executives to announce an additional investment in the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis. An additional $450 million investment will accelerate the modernization and expansion project which was announced in March 2018 and now totals more than $1.5 billion.
The large group of travelers enjoyed stops at the Memphis Zoo, Graceland and the Botanical Gardens.
25 March 2019 - Texas, US-based commercial real estate investment company Sealy and Company has acquired a 1.014m square foot class A distribution building in the distribution hub area of Memphis, Tennessee, the company said.
'We still had an opportunity down the stretch,' Memphis coach J.B.
Memphis never converted a free-kick and he seldom provided a pinpoint cross.
"I humbly accept the appointment of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to serve as the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Memphis," Kurtz said in an Oct.