Definition of Pharos

1. Noun. A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships.

Exact synonyms: Beacon, Beacon Light, Lighthouse
Generic synonyms: Tower
Specialized synonyms: Tower Of Pharos
Derivative terms: Beacon, Beacon

Definition of Pharos

1. n. A lighthouse or beacon for the guidance of seamen.

Definition of Pharos

1. Noun. An ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide sailors. ¹

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Definition of Pharos

1. a lighthouse or beacon to guide seamen [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharos

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Literary usage of Pharos

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1. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"But a very imperfect acquaintance with the situation of the Isle of pharos, and the nature of the ground on which Alexandria is built, ought to have ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... It was 450 feet high, and could be seen at the distance of 100 miles. Part was blown down in 793. This pharos was one of tho Seven Wonders of the World. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"task of silencing the forts along the sen-front, beginning with Kas-el-Tin and ending with Fort pharos. The Alexandra is of the box-battery type with deeply ..."

4. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"The restless Demetrius of pharos thought this a favourable time to free himself from ... He was already before Of pharos this time in close friendship with ..."

5. The British Merchant Service: Being a History of the British Mercantile by R. J. Cornewall-Jones (1898)
"-Ancient lighthouses—The Colossus of Rhodes—The pharos of Alexandria—Roman pharos ... Rather more, however, is known of the celebrated pharos of Alexandria, ..."

6. Omniana; Or, Horae Otiosiores by Robert] [Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1812)
"i \ 157 The pharos at Alexandria, Certain full and highly-wrought dissua- sives from sensual indulgences, in the works of theologians as well as of ..."

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