[hweet-lee, weet-] /ˈʰwit li, ˈwit-/
[fil-is] /ˈfɪl ɪs/ (Show IPA), 1753?–84, American poet, born in Africa; probably Senegal.
- Phillips screw-driver
noun 1. a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver)
[fi-loo-muh-nist] /fɪˈlu mə nɪst/ noun 1. a collector of matchbooks and matchboxes. /fɪˈljuːmənɪst; -ˈluː-/ noun 1. a person who collects matchbox labels
[fil-ee] /ˈfɪl i/ noun 1. Philadelphia (used as a nickname). familiar or colloquial shortening of Philadelphia, attested by 1890, but from 1858 as the popular name of a ferry boat of that name that crossed the Delaware River from the city to Camden, and a city baseball team has been the Phillies since 1883. noun […]
1. a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “loving” (philology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (philoprogenitive). combining form 1. indicating a love of: philology, philanthropic before vowels phil-, word-forming element meaning “loving, fond of, tending to,” from Greek philo-, comb. form of philos “dear” (adj.), “friend” […]