Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The title of the ancient Egyptian kings.

Usage examples (34)
  • By virtue of its significance in connection with creation, with movement and progressive development, the spiral is an attribute of power, found in the scepter of the Egyptian...
  • Similarly, the term pharaoh was named after the residence of the ruler.
  • The title pharaoh (per ` o, “Great House”), previously used to refer to the royal palace, was now used to refer to the king himself.
  • Egypt was weak; that her pharaoh was the shadow of a ruler. for more
Tutoring comment
  • An Egyptian "pharaoh" (a king of ancient Egypt) would not know how to play "faro," (a game of cards) but might know that a new "farrow" (a litter of pigs) meant a feast was coming soon.
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.