beacon, beacon fire(noun)
a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
radio beacon, beacon(noun)
a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
beacon, lighthouse, beacon light, pharos(verb)
a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
shine like a beacon
guide with a beacon
A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning or guiding.
A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
A high hill or other easily distinguishable object near the shore which can serve as guidance for seafarers.
That which gives notice of danger.
To act as a beacon.
To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
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To furnish with a beacon or beacons.
Origin: beken, from beacen 'sign, signal', from bauknan (cf. West Frisian beaken 'buoy', Dutch baken 'beacon', Middle High German bouchen 'sign'), perhaps from bʰeh₂u-. More at fantasy.
a signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning
a signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners
a high hill near the shore
that which gives notice of danger
to give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine
to furnish with a beacon or beacons
A beacon is an intentionally conspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location. Beacons can also be combined with semaphoric or other indicators to provide important information, such as the status of an airport, by the colour and rotational pattern of its airport beacon, or of pending weather as indicated on a weather beacon mounted at the top of a tall building or similar site. When used in such fashion, beacons can be considered a form of optical telegraphy.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bē′kn, n. a fire on an eminence used as a sign of danger: a hill on which such could be lighted: anything that warns of danger, esp. an erection of stone, wood, or iron often bearing a light, and marking rocks or shoals in rivers or navigable channels.—v.t. to act as a beacon to: to light up: to mark by means of beacons.—n. Float′ing-bea′con, a light-ship. [A.S. béacn, a beacon, a sign.]
The numerical value of beacon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of beacon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Salty water shone like a beacon.
While she was only here for a few months, Kipenzi was a beacon of light for her species and for the millions who watched her birth live on Animal Planet.
Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.
The whole family -- they're really amazing people, and it's interesting that he's (Martin's) become sort of a beacon of peace because he was a beacon of peace in our classroom.
The UH-1 had launched to deliver tarps and rice, because of the terrain (it) had not been in contact for approximately two hours. No emergency beacon has been detected at this time.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- منار, فَنَارArabic
- сигнален огън, предупреждениеBulgarian
- almenara, balizaSpanish
- چراغ دریاییPersian
- loisto, merimerkki, viitta, maamerkki, merkkituli, varoitinFinnish
- balise, phare, amerFrench
- punto cospicuo, faroItalian
- Spurius Cassius,Latin
- baken, bakenvuurDutch
- предупреждение, сигнальный огоньRussian
- böte, vårdkaseSwedish
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