Meaning of Pharos

Pha•ros

Pronunciation: (fâr'os), [key]
— n.
  1. a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
  2. the lighthouse on this peninsula. Cf.
  3. any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.
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