Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lighthouse: same as pharos.
  • noun The approach to a port; the roads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A beacon tower; a lighthouse.
  • noun Hence, a harbor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun beacon
  • noun lighthouse

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A little rule I learnt in the UK about determining the gender of a french noun (which, despite being french, I never realised!), the general rule is if a word finishes with a vowel, its gender is feminine … although, as ever with these rules, there are 3 tons of exceptions (The phare of No 2 above being a prime example!)

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  • French vocabulary: le phare (m) = lighthouse; la dédicace (f) = inscription; la balade (f) = stroll, walk; la famille (f) = family; Salut, Maman.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • French vocabulary: le phare (m) = lighthouse; la dédicace (f) = inscription; la balade (f) = stroll, walk; la famille (f) = family; Salut, Maman.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I walked past the phare, first stopping to read the plaque with its dédicace to the beloved French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

    Words in a French Life

  • French vocabulary: le phare (m) = lighthouse; la dédicace (f) = inscription; la balade (f) = stroll, walk; la famille (f) = family; Salut, Maman.

    le lendemain - French Word-A-Day

  • French vocabulary: le phare (m) = lighthouse; la dédicace (f) = inscription; la balade (f) = stroll, walk; la famille (f) = family; Salut, Maman.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • French vocabulary: le phare (m) = lighthouse; la dédicace (f) = inscription; la balade (f) = stroll, walk; la famille (f) = family; Salut, Maman.

    le lendemain - French Word-A-Day

  • Lighthouse flashed its warning in through our open bedroom window all the night long and made us dream of wicked and unworldly monster automobiles bearing down upon us with a great blazing _phare_ which blotted out all else.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • But it is now close on midnight, and we are drawing near land; the eye of the French _phare_ grows fiercer and more glaring, until, close on midnight, the traveller finds the blinding light flashed full on him, as the vessel rushes past the wickerwork pier-head.

    A Day's Tour A Journey through France and Belgium by Calais, Tournay, Orchies, Douai, Arras, Béthune, Lille, Comines, Ypres, Hazebrouck, Berg

  • De même que votre magnifique édifice domine votre cité, de même la pensée dominante de votre université est d'être le phare sur lequel se dirige le peuple dans l'espérance que cette émulation tendra à nous diriger vers de hautes et nobles destinées.

    Memories of Canada and Scotland — Speeches and Verses

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