flourished early 26th century b.c., king of Egypt: builder of the great pyramid at Giza (father of Khafre).
- Also called Khu·fu [koo-foo] /ˈku fu/ .
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How to use Cheops in a sentence
This is the largest of all, built anything between 5000 and 6000 years ago, as the tomb of King Cheops.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
As for exhuming the files of the daily papers, one might as well try to resurrect Cheops.
And first there is the pyramid of Cheops, whose immutable base we had to skirt on our way hither.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus continually added to the height and mass of their tombs until death put an end to the work.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
The common idea that the Pyramid of Cheops is the highest building in the world is erroneous.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
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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