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A lighthouse.

[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.]


(Historical Terms) a large Hellenistic lighthouse built on an island off Alexandria in Egypt in about 280 bc and destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century: usually included among the Seven Wonders of the World


(ˈfɛər ɒs)

1. a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built during the reign of Ptolemy II.
2. the lighthouse on this peninsula.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pharos - a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing shipspharos - a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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