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beacon

bea·con

beacon

pronunciation:
bi kn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a signal of light that guides or gives warning, often located in an elevated position.
When they spotted the beacon, they knew they were close to shore.
 
synonyms:
signal
similar words:
alarm, alert, beam, flare, light, watch fire
definition 2: a lighthouse or buoy providing navigational guidance to ships.
synonyms:
buoy, lighthouse
similar words:
guide, guidepost, indicator, sign, signal, tower, watchtower
definition 3: a radar or radio transmitter that emits radio waves at fixed intervals to provide navigational guidance.
synonyms:
transmitter
similar words:
control tower, radar, radio
definition 4: a person or thing that offers guidance or warning.
synonyms:
guide
similar words:
alarm, alert, guidepost, indicator, pointer, sign, signal, warning
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beaconed, beaconing, beacons
definition 1: to act or serve as a beacon to.
synonyms:
guide, signal
similar words:
alarm, alert, warn
definition 2: to provide or signal with a beacon or beacons.
synonyms:
signal
similar words:
alert, beam, guide, radio, warn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to act or serve as a beacon.
similar words:
beam, signal, warn