Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Lighthouse"

The meaning of "Lighthouse" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does lighthouses mean?
a tower or other structure containing a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea.
Q: What does I could see how these lighthouses in today`s lesson really are more known for their beauty mean?
A: Depends on the context.
If a person says "I could see how these lighthouses in today`s lesson really are more known for their beauty." Then they are looking at pictures of lighthouses in their lesson book and commenting about their beauty. Those lighthouses have a reputation for being beautiful. And the person is agreeing with that reputation by using the word "really". "It is true that the lighthouses are known for their beauty."
Q: What does he was still my lighthouse and my albatross in equal measure mean?
A: This is a metaphor using two juxtaposed images related to the ocean. A lighthouse represents life and hope, while an albatross represents misfortune and death. There is an old superstition that if a sailor kills an albatross while at sea, he and his crew will die. This is prominent in the poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," which you can read about here:

Example sentences using "Lighthouse"

Q: Please show me example sentences with lighthouse .
A: The lighthouse is over there.
What a nice lighthouse!
Watch out for the lighthouse.

“Lighthouse” is a common noun. There is no common expression involving it. :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with lighthouse.
A: lighthouse es farol

Synonyms of "Lighthouse" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between lighthouse and beacon ?
A: A beacon is a general term for any light/fire used to guide people.
A lighthouse is a tower with a light to guide ships.

The light inside a lighthouse is a beacon.
Q: What is the difference between lighthouse or and beacon ?
A: Beacon is used to warn about danger
Lighthouse is used to guide the boats
Q: What is the difference between The lighthouse doesn't work all day. and The lighthouse isn't working all day. ?
A: "Doesn't" suggests it is in the past, or the problem that stops it working existed previously.

"Isn't" suggests it's in the present, and applies to today.

However, the use of "all" in "all day" is somewhat unnatural.

"during" might be better suited;

The lighthouse doesn't work during the day


The lighthouse isn't working during the day.

This, however, implies during daytime hours (as opposed to nighttime) and that it is a conscious decision not to work the lighthouse at this time (i.e. it can be worked later, in the evening).

If you mean to say that the lighthouse doesn't work at all, then simply;

"The lighthouse doesn't work"
"The lighthouse doesn't work at all."
"The lighthouse isn't working."
or "The lighthouse isn't working at all."

Again, as per above, "doesn't" suggests the problem existed in the past, that you had prior knowledge of it, and "isn't" suggests the present, that you've just found out it isn't working.

Hope that makes sense and helps!

Other questions about "Lighthouse"

Q: how high is the lighthouse? does this sound natural?
A: If you are asking about height, 'how tall is the lighthouse' would make a bit more sense :)

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases


HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions