Pharos [ fair-os ] SHOW IPA / ˈfɛər ɒs / PHONETIC RESPELLING Definition of Pharos noun a small peninsula in northern Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy. ( lowercase) any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.
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Origin of Pharos
First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin
Pharos, Pharus, from Greek Pháros, the name of an island (now a peninsula) lying off Alexandria; the name of the lighthouse at the eastern end of the island; a lighthouse Words nearby Pharos pharmacy
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How to use Pharos in a sentence
Even when the
Pharos was reared, the primitive mode of illumination by means of wood or coal was employed.
He stood like a
Pharos, and the light of his face kindled the crests of the living waves around him.
Proteus is called the Carpathian wizard because his cave was on the island of
Pharos, or Carpathos.
The same year, the island of
Pharos itself, originally seven furlongs distant from the continent, was joined to it by a causeway. British Dictionary definitions for Pharos noun a large Hellenistic lighthouse built on an island off Alexandria in Egypt in about 280 bc and destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century: usually included among the Seven Wonders of the World
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