Definition of "pharaoh" [pharaoh]

  • The supreme ruler of ancient Egypt; a formal address for the sovereign seat of power as personified by the 'king' in an institutional role of Horus son of Osiris; often used by metonymy for Ancient Egyptian sovereignty (noun)
  • The card game faro. (noun)

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Use "pharaoh" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "The pharaoh was a builder but his most famous pyramids were not what he wanted."