flourished early 26th century b.c., king of Egypt: builder of the great pyramid at Giza (father of Khafre).

Also called Khufu. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cheops

Historical Examples of cheops

  • There is an ambition, unburied, to be sure, but as dead as Cheops.


    David Christie Murray

  • People will think of Cheops as a heartless old rapscallion—me, mind you!

  • The Pyramid of Cheops is hardly as high as was this tree when it stood erect.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • They got as least as far as Thebes, and slept a night under the shade of King Cheops.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • But the memory of Cheops and his successors was held in detestation.

British Dictionary definitions for cheops



original name Khufu. Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (?2613–?2494 bc), who built the largest pyramid at El Gîza
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