Beacon
Beacon Bea"con, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beaconed} (b[=e]"k'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beaconing}.] 1. To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine. [1913 Webster]

That beacons the darkness of heaven. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with a beacon or beacons. [1913 Webster]


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  • Beacon — Bea con (b[=e] k n), n. [OE. bekene, AS. be[ a]cen, b[=e]cen; akin to OS. b[=o]kan, Fries. baken, beken, sign, signal, D. baak, OHG. bouhhan, G. bake; of unknown origin. Cf. {Beckon}.] 1. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beacon — Beacon, NY U.S. city in New York Population (2000): 13808 Housing Units (2000): 5406 Land area (2000): 4.775167 sq. miles (12.367626 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.113614 sq. miles (0.294258 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.888781 sq. miles (12.661884… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • beacon — (n.) O.E. beacen sign, portent, lighthouse, from W.Gmc. *baukna beacon, signal (Cf. O.Fris. baken, O.S. bokan, O.H.G. bouhhan); not found outside Germanic. Perhaps borrowed from L. bucina a crooked horn or trumpet, signal horn. But more likely… …   Etymology dictionary

  • beacon — [bē′kən] n. [ME beken < OE beacen, becen < Gmc * baukna, prob. < IE * bhāu , var. of base * bhā , to gleam, shine > Gr phainein, to show, appear] 1. a signal fire, esp. one on a hill, pole, etc. 2. any light or radio signal for… …   English World dictionary

  • Beacon — (spr. Biken), 1) Berg, so v.w. Brecknock; 2) kleine Insel im Pamlicosund an der Küste von NCarolina …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • beacon — index indicant, indicator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beacon — [n] light used as signal, guide alarm, alert, balefire, beam, bonfire, flare, guidepost, heliograph, lamp, lantern, lighthouse, lodestar, pharos, radar, rocket, sign, signal fire, smoke signal, warning signal, watchtower; concept 628 …   New thesaurus

  • beacon — ► NOUN 1) a fire lit on the top of a hill as a signal. 2) a light serving as a signal for ships or aircraft. 3) a radio transmitter signalling the position of a ship or aircraft. ORIGIN Old English, «sign, portent, ensign» …   English terms dictionary

  • Beacon — For other uses, see Beacon (disambiguation). 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,… …   Wikipedia

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