What does lighthouse mean?

Definitions for lighthouse
ˈlaɪtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪzlight·house

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lighthouse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beacon, lighthouse, beacon light, pharos(noun)

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


  1. lighthouse(Noun)

    A building, usually a tower, containing a light to warn or guide ships.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lighthouse(noun)

    a tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos


  1. Lighthouse

    A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lighthouse

    A sort of tower, erected upon a headland, islet, or rock, whose lights may be seen at a great distance from the land to warn shipping of their approach to these dangers.--A floating light, or light vessel, strongly moored, is used to mark dangers under water. Lights are variously distinguished, as by the number, colour, and continuity of their lights, whether flashing, revolving, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lighthouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lighthouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lighthouse in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Seek not a lighthouse greater than the human mind! Believe not the existence of an emotion nobler than the compassion!

  2. Joss Bland-Hawthorn:

    The flare must have been a bit like a lighthouse beam, imagine darkness, and then someone switches on a lighthouse beacon for a brief period of time.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!

  4. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Has anyone ever weighed a 'lighthouse' on a scale", Is a 'lighthouse' lighter than 'greenhouse' or a 'smokehouse'?

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.

Images & Illustrations of lighthouse

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