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1 the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one [syn: five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Little Phoebe]
2 (Greek mythology) a Titaness who became identified with Artemis as goddess of the moon
3 small dun-colored North American flycatcher [syn: phoebe bird, Sayornis phoebe]

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  1. Any of several birds of the genus Sayornis

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Extensive Definition

Phoebe or Phebe is a female given name.



  • Phoebe (plant), a genus of flowering plants in the Lauraceae family
  • Phoebe (bird), the common name for birds of genus Sayornis in the tyrant flycatcher family


Film and television

  • Phoebe Buffay, a main character in the sitcom Friends, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow
  • Phoebe Halliwell, one of the lead characters on the television series Charmed, portrayed by Alyssa Milano
  • Phoebe Terese, one of the girls in Ms. Frizzle's class on the television series The Magic School Bus
  • Phoebe, a character from the "'Monster's Clubhouse'" segment of Sesame Street
  • Phoebe, a character in the British radio soap opera The Archers
  • Phoebe, one of the three Weird Sisters in the television series Gargoyles, said to represent Grace
  • Phoebe, one of the main characters of the television series Hey Arnold!
  • Phoebe, a Bratz character
  • Phoebe Cates, American actress in movies like Gremlins and Drop Dead Fred
  • Phoebe North, one of the characters of the remake of Yours, Mine and Ours
  • Detective Phoebe O'Hara, a fictional FBI agent in Kindergarten Cop, portrayed by Pamela Reed
  • Phoebe Forrester, Daughter of Ridge and Taylor, in the television series the Bold and the Beautiful
  • Phoebe Banks, a fictional character of Disney's Enchanted



  • Phoebe (Christian woman), a Corinthian woman mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 16:1 as a deaconess of the early Christian church

Science and technology


  • Phoebe Snow (character) was a fictional character created to promote the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and, in later years, the name of a pair of passenger trains
  • HMS Phoebe

See also

  • Phoebus, another mythological figure
phoebe in Tosk Albanian: Phoibe
phoebe in Asturian: Febe
phoebe in Welsh: Phoebe
phoebe in Danish: Phoebe
phoebe in German: Phoibe
phoebe in Spanish: Febe
phoebe in French: Phœbé
phoebe in Italian: Febe
phoebe in Dutch: Phoebe
phoebe in Norwegian: Phoebe
phoebe in Polish: Febe
phoebe in Russian: Фиби
phoebe in Simple English: Phoebe
phoebe in Finnish: Phoebe
phoebe in Swedish: Foibe

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