Definitions for beaconˈbi kən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a guiding or warning signal, as a light or fire, esp. one in an elevated position.
a tower or hill used for such purposes.
a lighthouse, signal buoy, etc., on a shore or at sea to warn and guide vessels.
Category: Nautical, Navy
a radar device transmitting a pulse from a fixed location as an aid to navigation.
Category: Navy, Nautical
Ref: radio beacon.
a person or thing that warns, guides, etc.
(v.t.)to serve as a beacon to.
to furnish or mark with beacons.
(v.i.)to serve or shine as a beacon.
Origin of beacon:
bef. 950; ME beken, OE bēacen sign, signal, c. OFris bāken, OHG bouhhan
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.
Translations for beacon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of light, fire etc that warns of danger, eg the light in a lighthouse.
- مَنارَه، فَنارArabic
- сигнален огънBulgarian
- sinalPortuguese (BR)
- výstražné světlo, signální oheňCzech
- das LeuchtfeuerGerman
- signallys; fyrlysDanish
- almenara, faroSpanish
- آتشی که برای مخابرۀ پیام روشن می کنندFarsi
- signal lumineuxFrench
- संकेत, प्रकाशHindi
- svjetlosni signalCroatian
- isyarat, suarIndonesian
- segnale luminosoItalian
- signalinė šviesaLithuanian
- bāka; boja; signālugunsLatvian
- api isyaratMalay
- signallys, varde, fyrlysNorwegian
- światło ostrzegawczePolish
- آتشی که برای مخابرۀ پیام روشن می کنندPersian
- د خطرنخښه، څراغ (جه په شپه كې ما ڼوګانو ته د خطر د علامى په حيث استعماليږى)، د بېړيو د څارلو برج، څوكۍ، څارنځىPashto
- semnal (luminos)Romanian
- сигнальный огоньRussian
- výstražné svetloSlovak
- svetlobni signalSlovenian
- svetlosno upozorenjeSerbian
- fyr, sjömärke, båkSwedish
- uyarı işaretiTurkish
- 烽火Chinese (Trad.)
- маяк; буйUkrainian
- چراغِ راہ ، روشنی کا مینارUrdu
- đèn hiệuVietnamese
- 烽火，灯塔Chinese (Simp.)
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