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


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)


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



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