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Meaning of PHAROS

Pronunciation:  'fehrâs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
 

PHAROS is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: beacon, beacon light, lighthouse
 
 See Also: tower

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pha"ros\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? an island in the Bay
of Alexandria, where king Ptolemy Philadelphus built a famous
lighthouse.]
A lighthouse or beacon for the guidance of seamen.

      He . . . built a pharos, or lighthouse.  --Arbuthnot.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: beacon, belvedere, bench mark, bleachers, bookmark, bridge, cairn, catstone, conning tower, gallery, gazebo, grandstand, landmark, lighthouse, lightship, lookout, loophole, mark, marker, menhir, milepost, milestone, monument, observation post, observatory, outlook, overlook, peanut gallery, peephole, platform, ringside, ringside seat, seamark, sighthole, Texas tower, top gallery, tower, watchtower
 

 

 

 

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