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PHAROS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pharos mean? 

PHAROS (noun)
  The noun PHAROS has 1 sense:

1. a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

  Familiarity information: PHAROS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHAROS (noun)


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Meaning:

A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

beacon light; lighthouse; pharos; beacon

Hypernyms ("pharos" is a kind of...):

tower (a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building)

Instance hyponyms:

Tower of Pharos (a great lighthouse (500 feet high) built at Alexandria in 285 BC)


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