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Meaning of “lighthouse” in the English Dictionary

"lighthouse" in British English

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lighthousenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪt.haʊs/
a ​tallbuilding near the ​coast or ​shore with a ​flashinglight at the ​top to ​warnships of ​rocks and other ​dangers
(Definition of lighthouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lighthousenoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪtˌhɑʊs/ (plural lighthouses  /ˈlɑɪtˌhɑʊ·zəz, -səz/ )
a ​tallstructure by the ​sea with a ​flashinglight that ​warnsships of ​dangerousrocks or ​shows them the way into a ​port
(Definition of lighthouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lighthouse”
in Arabic مَنارة…
in Korean 등대…
in Portuguese farol…
in Catalan far…
in Japanese 灯台…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灯塔…
in Turkish deniz feneri…
in Russian маяк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燈塔…
in Italian faro…
in Polish latarnia morska…
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