[fil-uh-steen, -stahyn, fi-lis-tin, -teen] /ˈfɪl əˌstin, -ˌstaɪn, fɪˈlɪs tɪn, -tin/
(sometimes initial capital letter) a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.
(initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia.
(sometimes initial capital letter) lacking in or hostile to culture.
smugly commonplace or conventional.
(initial capital letter) of or belonging to the ancient Philistines.
a person who is unreceptive to or hostile towards culture, the arts, etc; a smug boorish person
a member of the non-Semitic people who inhabited ancient Philistia
(sometimes not capital) boorishly uncultured
of or relating to the ancient Philistines
Old Testament people of coastal Palestine who made war on the Israelites, early 14c., from Old French Philistin, from Late Latin Philistinus, from Late Greek Philistinoi (plural), from Hebrew P’lishtim, “people of P’lesheth” (“Philistia”); cf. Akkad. Palastu, Egyptian Palusata; the word probably is the people’s name for itself.
“person deficient in liberal culture,” 1827, originally in Carlyle, popularized by him and Matthew Arnold, from German Philister “enemy of God’s word,” literally “Philistine,” inhabitants of a Biblical land, neighbors (and enemies) of Israel (see Philistine). Popularized in German student slang (supposedly first in Jena, late 17c.) as a contemptuous term for “townies,” and hence, by extension, “any uncultured person.” Philistine had been used in a humorous figurative sense of “the enemy” in English from c.1600.
[fil-ip] /ˈfɪl ɪp/ noun 1. a male given name. /ˈfɪlɪp/ noun 1. Arthur. 1738–1814, English naval commander; captain general of the First Fleet, which carried convicts from Portsmouth to Sydney Cove, Australia, where he founded New South Wales
[fil-ips] /ˈfɪl ɪps/ noun 1. David Graham, 1867–1911, U.S. novelist. 2. Jayne Anne, born 1952, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and novelist. 3. Stephen, 1868–1915, English poet and playwright. 4. Wendell, 1811–84, U.S. orator and reformer. [fil-ip] /ˈfɪl ɪp/ noun 1. a male given name. /ˈfɪlɪps/ noun 1. Captain Mark. born 1948, English three-day-event horseman; married […]
[fil-ips-burg] /ˈfɪl ɪpsˌbɜrg/ noun 1. a city in NW New Jersey, on the Delaware River.
- Phillips catheter
Phillips catheter Phil·lips catheter (fĭl’ĭps) n. A urethral catheter with a woven filiform guide.