Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lighthouse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide sailors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lighthouse or beacon for the guidance of seamen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lighthouse or tower which anciently stood on the isle of Pharos, at the entrance to the port of Alexandria.
  • n.
  • n. Any lighthouse for the direction of seamen; a watch-tower; a beacon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

Etymologies

Latin, from Greek, after Pharos, a peninsula, formerly an island, in the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria, Egypt, and the site of an ancient lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • These sound exactly like what Macain said, reality, some just do not wish reality make it written, make it so – only works for pharos in old egyptian movies

    Two-Faced | ATTACKERMAN

  • Gul Naz who is a married lady having two children (1 son and 1 daughter) eaten Organopes pharos poison due to some domestic squab and tried to suicide at afternoon.

    Tehsil Nazim appreciated

  • “The forum of France was to be the pharos of humanity.”

    Modeste Mignon

  • Beyond all this, the suburbs run out to Leith; Leith camps on the seaside with her forest of masts; Leith roads are full of ships at anchor; the sun picks out the white pharos upon Inchkeith Island; the Firth extends on either hand from the Ferry to the May; the towns of

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • The first object that strikes your eye at a distance, is a very elegant pharos, or lighthouse, built on the projection of a rock on the west side of the harbour, so very high, that, in a clear day, you may see it at the distance of thirty miles.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Just at this moment the moon rose behind the town; and it, too, looked like some huge, divine pharos lighted up in the heavens to guide the countless fleet of stars in the sky.

    Pierre And Jean

  • They wondered at the silence, which was occasionally broken by the hoarse breathing of the elephants moving in their shackles, and the crepitation of the pharos, in which a pile of aloes was burning.

    Salammbo

  • He had himself conveyed to the arsenal, the pharos, and the treasuries of the temples; his great litter was continually to be seen swinging from step to step as it ascended the staircases of the Acropolis.

    Salammbo

  • Of pyramidical shape, like the pharos of Alexandria, it was one hundred and thirty cubits high and twenty-three wide, with nine stories, diminishing as they approached the summit, and protected by scales of brass; they were pierced with numerous doors and were filled with soldiers, and on the upper platform there stood a catapult flanked by two ballistas.

    Salammbo

  • The pharos, which was built behind them on the summit of the cliff, lit up the heavens with a great red brightness, and the shadow of the palace, with its rising terraces, projected a monstrous pyramid, as it were, upon the gardens.

    Salammbo

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  • In his unending battle with hair loss
    What shoals would Ernest not dare cross?
    In panicked pursuit
    Of remaining hirsute
    He'll ignore both foghorn and pharos.

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    August 7, 2014