Definitions for beaconˈbi kən
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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.
That beacons the darkness of heaven. uE000127693uE001 Campbell.
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Salty water shone like a beacon.
A united Cyprus will stand as a beacon of hope in a tumultuous part of the world.
This is who we want to help, this is the face of people all around the world who still look to the United States as a beacon of hope.
Gabon is almost like a beacon in the middle of all those countries that have lost hundreds of thousands of elephants over the last 25 years.
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.
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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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