Bea´con   Pronunciation: bē´k'nd
radio beacon.
n.1.A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.
2.A signal, such as that from a lighthouse, or a conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
3.A high hill near the shore.
4.That which gives notice of danger.
Modest doubt is called
The beacon of the wise.
- Shak.
5.(Navigation) a radio transmitter which emits a characteristic signal indication its location, so that vehicles may determine their exact location by locating the beacon with a radio compass; - also called
5.that which provides guidance or inspiration; the Constitution has been a beacon for civil rights activists.
Beacon fire
a signal fire.
v. t.1.To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
[imp. & p. p. Beaconed (bē"k'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Beaconing.]
2.To furnish with a beacon or beacons.
Noun1.Beaconbeacon - a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
Synonyms: beacon fire
2.beacon - a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
Synonyms: radio beacon
3.Beaconbeacon - a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
Verb1.beacon - shine like a beacon
2.beacon - guide with a beacon

BEACON. A signal erected as a sea mark for the use of mariners; also, to give warning of the approach of an enemy. 1 Com. Dig. 259; 5 Com. Dig. 173.

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