a small peninsula in northern Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
the lighthouse on this peninsula.: Compare Seven Wonders of the World.
(lowercase) any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.
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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.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
He stood like a Pharos, and the light of his face kindled the crests of the living waves around him.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh | George W. Foote
Proteus is called the Carpathian wizard because his cave was on the island of Pharos, or Carpathos.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
The same year, the island of Pharos itself, originally seven furlongs distant from the continent, was joined to it by a causeway.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
A handsome cutter, called ‘The Pharos,’ is stationed here as a tender to the lighthouse.Smeaton and Lighthouses | John Smeaton
British Dictionary definitions for Pharos
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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