1. lighthouse

noun. ['ˈlaɪtˌhaʊs'] a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships.


  • beacon light
  • tower
  • pharos


  • house (English)
  • hous (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • light (English)
  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Lighthouse

  • whitehouse

How do you pronounce lighthouse?

Pronounce lighthouse as ˈlaɪˌthaʊs.

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Sentences with lighthouse

1. Noun, singular or mass
During the winter, the lighthouse is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but open the rest of the week.

Quotes about lighthouse

1. Prophesies are dark and don’t need a flashlight to illuminate. I’m a bring my own lighthouse kind of lover.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. Her love used to be my lighthouse, and now it feels like I'm treading water in the dark. I’ll bet as soon as I start swimming, the sun will rise and color the sky with the romance of rose.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. It has been often said that writing is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. In my experience, this is true. But, in my opinion, it is useless without that 1 percent. It's like an engine without fuel -- can't get anywhere without it. Or like a lighthouse without a light on top -- doesn't guide anyone in to home or safe harbor.
- Robert Fanney