Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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 ofTempe A valley of northeast Greece between Mount Olympus and Mount Ossa. Strategically important in ancient times, it is noted for its rugged scenery.

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  • proper n. A city in Arizona.

Etymologies

Named for the Vale of Tempe in northern Thessaly, Greece (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TEMPE -- The couple who jumped from the second-story window of their burning condominium in Tempe on Wednesday have been identified as a local comedian and his girlfriend.

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  • TEMPE - Tempe police are trying to determine whether alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed a local hip-hop artist and a teenager.

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  • TEMPE - The father of a missing Tempe infant plans to hold a candlelight vigil for him this weekend.

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  • TEMPE, AZ -- A man and woman in their 20s were arrested Thursday afternoon following a dispute that lead to gunfire, according to Tempe police.

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  • TEMPE, AZ -- Several East Valley police departments will have extra officers on the streets in and around Tempe this weekend as they kick off a DUI enforcement to coincide with the beginning of school at Arizona State University.

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  • TEMPE, AZ -- Tempe police announced plans Thursday to crack down on traffic violations along the light rail line.

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  • TEMPE, AZ -- Crews responded to an accident at a Tempe intersection on Monday.

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  • TEMPE, AZ -- Authorities say a man who was 'distraught' held police at bay on a Tempe apartment roof Saturday morning.

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  • TEMPE, AZ -- The East Valley DUI Task Force wrapped up their most recent enforcement campaign Tuesday with a total of 165 arrests, according to Tempe police.

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  • TEMPE, AZ - Hundreds of Sarah Palin supporters were expected to flock to a Costco in Tempe on Tuesday to meet the former Alaska governor and get her to autograph their copies of "Going Rogue."

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