Tempe[tem pē′, tem′pē; for 2 tem′pē]
Tempe definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: after the sacred Greek valleycity in SC Ariz., on the Salt River: suburb of Phoenix: pop. 159,000
- valley of the Piniós River in NE Thessaly, Greece, between Mounts Olympus & Ossa: anciently regarded as sacred to Apollo
Tempe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of south-central Arizona east of Phoenix. It is a resort and the seat of Arizona State University (established 1885). Population: 170,000.
, Vale of
A valley of northeast Greece between Mount Olympus and Mount Ossa. Strategically important in ancient times, it is noted for its rugged scenery.