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ˈbɛk ənbeck·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beckon, wave(verb)

    signal with the hands or nod

    "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"

  2. beckon(verb)

    appear inviting

    "The shop window decorations beckoned"

  3. beckon(verb)

    summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture


  1. beckon(Verb)

    To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beckon(verb)

    to make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand

  2. Beckon(noun)

    a sign made without words; a beck

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beckon

    bek′n, v.t. to nod or make a sign to. [A.S. bíecnanbéacn, a sign. See Beacon.]

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  1. Alex
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How to say beckon in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beckon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beckon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of beckon in a Sentence

  1. William Arthur Ward:

    Opportunity is often difficult to recognize we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.

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    • A. squashy
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