- a title of an ancient Egyptian king.
- (lowercase) any person who uses power or authority to oppress others; tyrant.
Origin of Pharaoh
Examples from the Web for pharaoh
The only dissenting colleague said, “It reminds me of the head of a pharaoh.”The Cronut Gives Way to the Penis Pretzel
August 7, 2014
And did they bequeath to the military the task of rescuing the democratic impulse stifled by a pharaoh with an Islamist face?The Criminal Folly of the Egyptian Armed Forces
August 20, 2013
Directed by John Singleton, the short film stars Eddie Murphy as a pharaoh and the supermodel as his bored queen.David Bowie, George Michael & More of the Best Supermodel Music Videos
The Daily Beast
February 27, 2013
The instruction to Pharaoh is obvious, but what instruction was given to the people of Israel?Slaves or Slave Masters in Egypt?
April 3, 2012
In the 3,000 year reign of Egyptian royalty, the pharaoh Tutankhamun was a minor-if-intriguing figure.The Cult of Tut
April 22, 2010
The daughter of Pharaoh saw the youth and desired him for her husband.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Her cry to the slave-holders, was ever like his to Pharaoh, "Let my people go!"Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Entered politics as the son of Pharaoh's daughter and the leader of the Ghetto.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
The Pharaoh, not the fellah, dictated the inscription that was to be engraved.Is civilization a disease?
“Yon is an English ship, as I live,” said Pharaoh, as we tugged at our oar.In the Days of Drake
J. S. Fletcher
- the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
Word Origin and History for pharaoh
title of the kings of ancient Egypt, Old English Pharon, from Latin Pharaonem, from Greek Pharao, from Hebrew Par'oh, from Egyptian Pero', literally "great house."
The title of the kings of ancient Egypt (see also Egypt). In the story of Joseph and his brothers, a pharaoh puts Joseph in charge of his entire kingdom. In the Book of Exodus, a pharaoh repeatedly refuses the request of Moses to let the Israelites leave the country and does not give in until after the worst of the ten plagues of Egypt.