What does Beacon mean?

Definitions for Beacon
ˈbi kənBea·con

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.

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How to say Beacon in sign language?

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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Music rap beat: The creak of a door wao wao wao. Wao Wao Tum Tum Tum Wao WaoThe smashing sword of feelings cuts the emptiness of reality that feels the powerlessness of the fighter against fate 2. Music rap beat: Tuk tchak tututu tchak tutu tchak tututu tchak tutu tchak tchak tchak tutu tchak.Memory is a palace of photographs and in each room you can watch a video of memories, this palace is on fire, and new photos fly out of your head that rebuild a new castle. 3. Music rap beat: empty drum sound and beat rhythm house here tuka tu dum tuk tutu tuka house. Fake laughter as a simulated orgasm of optimism. 4. Music: Bowl Sound: woo-woo-beat rhythm: Tu-Ta-Ta-Tu-Tu-Doom Remembering, fears, desires, mysterious entities, all of them are in your hotel subconscious where you are just a doorman. 5. Compass of awareness in the hands of the one who is eating in the elevator of consciousness, awareness in the very top. On the higher floors, they will understand that they have not yet grown to logic, and where logic breaks down and the highest level of thinking begins: infinite love. 6. Thinking is life, the death of thinking and philosophy gives birth to a new form of life in a new dimension of thinking. 7. Instincts are fear, therefore we are still part of the animal world, because of fear we live in a cultural ghetto. Intuition is the courage of conscience in the heart. 8. Love is when it is pleasant to dream and think about your beloved person and to receive sincere pleasure taking care of him. 9. A philosopher is a whirling six-barreled machine gun firing thoughts, ideas into people's souls and bullets never end; a slight evil smile of awareness comes from them; everyone realizes the evil joke of reality. 10. Periodically, the light of the stairs illuminates the corridors of the staircases, everything changes and is illuminated by a beacon of good luck for our lives. 11. Insanely laughing psycheFrom disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening uncontrolled laugh, between fear and uncontrolled angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. 12. Everyone hurries to their graves. 13. Instincts are terrible toys of the subconscious, there is a toy world that is developed at the expense of all lived lives, they call to have fun at the expense of oneself. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. 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.

  3. Ann Curry:

    Those women need to keep their jobs, and all women need to be able to work, to be able to thrive, without fear. This kind of behavior exists across industries, and it is so long overdue for it to stop, this is a moment when we all need to be a beacon of light for those women, for all women, and for ourselves.

  4. Cometan:

    Astronism will be my eternal beacon.

  5. 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.

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