Metaphysical meaning of Philippians (mbd) Philippians, phi-hp'-p;-ans (fr. Gk.). People who lived in Philippi (Phil. 4:15). It was to the Christians at Philippi that Paul wrote his Epistle to the Philippians. Meta. Thoughts springing from and belonging to that in consciousness signified by the city of Philippi. (See PHILIPPI.) ________________________ Preceding Entry: Philippi Following Entry: Philistia View the discussion thread.