1(In classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
- The award is named in recognition of the mythological phoenix, a bird that lived five centuries, died and was reborn from its own ashes.
- Unicorns, elves, leprechauns, phoenixes, griffins, and humans all existed very peacefully together on Earth, until evil was set loose.
- The phoenix was a mythical bird of ancient Egypt which reputedly burned every 500 years and rose rejuvenated from its ashes.
1.1A person or thing regarded as uniquely remarkable in some respect.
- It would be wonderful if city planning in Sofia could strike out on a unique, radical path creating a phoenix of a capital suitable for third millennium urban living.
- He is a phoenix rising from mediocrity, an actor in perpetual renaissance.
rise like a phoenix from the ashes
- Emerge renewed after apparent disaster or destruction.Example sentences
- But if we look to the future with everything that is going on we can see the city rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
- But his legacy remains and the 80s saw rock music rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
- There I was describing Duncan as a failure in Finland, and thousands of miles away at Everton he rises like a phoenix from the ashes to score against Manchester United.
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