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Phalanx

Phalanx Meaning & Definition
Phalanx Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Phalanx?

[n] any of the bones (or phalanges) of the fingers or toes
[n] a body of troops in close array
[n] any closely ranked crowd of people

Synonyms | Synonyms for Phalanx:

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See Also | bone | crowd | dactyl | digit | force | military force | military group | military unit | os

Phalanx In Webster's Dictionary

\Pha"lanx\, n.; pl. {Phalanxes}, L. {Phalanges}. [L., from Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A body of heavy-armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep. There were several different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from four to twenty-five or more ranks of men. ``In cubic phalanx firm advanced.'' --Milton. The Grecian phalanx, moveless as a tower. --Pope. 2. Any body of troops or men formed in close array, or any combination of people distinguished for firmness and solidity of a union. At present they formed a united phalanx. --Macaulay. The sheep recumbent, and the sheep that grazed, All huddling into phalanx, stood and gazed. --Cowper. 3. A Fourierite community; a phalanstery. 4. (Anat.) One of the digital bones of the hand or foot, beyond the metacarpus or metatarsus; an internode. 5. [pl. {Phalanges}.] (Bot.) A group or bundle of stamens, as in polyadelphous flowers.

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