What does BEACON mean?

Definitions for BEACON
ˈbi kənBEACON

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BEACON.

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.

Suggested Resources

  1. beacon

    Song lyrics by beacon -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by beacon on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce BEACON?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say BEACON in sign language?

  1. beacon

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. Cometan:

    Astronism will be my eternal beacon.

  2. Jayson Williams:

    We’re saying, look, if you have problems with drugs or alcohol or depression, we’re here as a beacon of hope to come and to give people a better future.

  3. Frank DeAngelis:

    Not only in communities like this, but people who go through some tough times in their lives, columbine has become a beacon of hope.

  4. Spike Lee:

    When we go around the world saying, 'We're the beacon of democracy' and you know, with the Constitution and human rights and all that stuff, and that he's the president? look, there's no negating the fact that he's a great showman. But we're talking about the highest office in the United States of America. This is not a TV show.

  5. Ilhan Omar:

    So our hope is that... this boycott would result in changes in the law, because we understand that when you restrict people's ability to vote, you create a democracy that isn't fully functioning for all of us. And if we are to continue to be a beacon of hope for all democracies around the world, we must stand our ground.

Images & Illustrations of BEACON

  1. BEACONBEACONBEACONBEACONBEACON

Popularity rank by frequency of use

BEACON#10000#11276#100000

Translations for BEACON

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for BEACON »

Translation

Find a translation for the BEACON definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these BEACON definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "BEACON." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/BEACON>.

    Are we missing a good definition for BEACON? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    the act of making a noisy disturbance
    • A. abduct
    • B. abash
    • C. scarper
    • D. rumpus

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for BEACON:


    Definitions.net

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.