What does BEACON mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beacon, beacon fire(noun)

    a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance

  2. radio beacon, beacon(noun)

    a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes

  3. beacon, lighthouse, beacon light, pharos(verb)

    a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

  4. beacon(verb)

    shine like a beacon

  5. beacon(verb)

    guide with a beacon

Wiktionary

  1. beacon(Noun)

    A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning or guiding.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. beacon(Noun)

    A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. beacon(Noun)

    A high hill or other easily distinguishable object near the shore which can serve as guidance for seafarers.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. beacon(Noun)

    That which gives notice of danger.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. beacon(Verb)

    To act as a beacon.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. beacon(Verb)

    To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.

    That beacons the darkness of heaven. uE000127693uE001 Campbell.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. beacon(Verb)

    To furnish with a beacon or beacons.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beacon(noun)

    a signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning

  2. Beacon(noun)

    a signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners

  3. Beacon(noun)

    a high hill near the shore

  4. Beacon(noun)

    that which gives notice of danger

  5. Beacon(verb)

    to give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine

  6. Beacon(verb)

    to furnish with a beacon or beacons

Freebase

  1. Beacon

    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

  1. Beacon

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. beacon

    [Anglo-Saxon, béacn.] A post or stake erected over a shoal or sand-bank, as a warning to seamen to keep at a distance; also a signal-mark placed on the top of hills, eminences, or buildings near the shore for the safe guidance of shipping.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. beacon

    A signal-fire to notify the approach of an enemy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BEACON in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BEACON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of BEACON in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I had completed my executive mba degree program, with speciaizations in finance, marketing, and strategy at sawyer business school of suffolk university, boston, over a decade ago. I truly enjoyed studying at suffolk university, not only because of the excellent quality of education, but also for its great location, situated right in the heart of boston, at the world famous beacon hill. I surely learnt many management skills, as well as the outstanding knowledge of effective leadership and a valuable insight into organizational dynamics....these are the skills that essentially enabled me to achieve the best for my organization, both as a technology leader and a people manager alike. the academic perspective that came with my ph.d. was blended beautifully with enhanced business acumen that was instilled during my mba. I am pleased to recommend suffolk university, for her excellent executive mba program at sawyer business school, wholeheart

  2. Dallas Zoo:

    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.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    It is important for the United States to continue being a beacon of freedom for the Cuban people, i intend to work with my colleagues to block the administration’s efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an ambassador to Havana until substantive progress is made on these important issues.

  4. Steve Warren:

    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.

  5. Joss Bland-Hawthorn:

    The flare must have been a bit like a lighthouse beam, imagine darkness, and then someone switches on a lighthouse beacon for a brief period of time.

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