Pharos definition

fârŏs
A lighthouse.
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(place) Small peninsula at Alexandria, Egypt: in ancient times it was an island with a large lighthouse (also called Pharos) on it: this lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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An ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide sailors.

He [...] built a pharos, or lighthouse. "” Arbuthnot.

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A small island off Alexandria where the Lighthouse of Alexandria was located.
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Origin of pharos

  • Latin from Greek after Pharos , a peninsula, formerly an island, in the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria, Egypt, and site of an ancient lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the World

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Φάρος (Pharos).

    From Wiktionary