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beacon

noun

1 beacon

A fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance.

synonym: beacon fire.



2 beacon

A radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes.

synonym: radio beacon.

Dutch: baken, consolbaken, koersbaken, radiobaken
Polish: radiolatarnia

3 beacon

A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships.

synonyms: beacon light, lighthouse, pharos.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 668: warning, early warning, caution, caveat; notice etc. (information) 527; premonition, premonishment; prediction etc. 511; contraindication, ... show more

Dutch: baken, kustlicht, lichtbaken, vuurbaak, vuurbaken, vuurtoren
Polish: latarnia, latarnia morska

verb

1 beacon

Shine like a beacon.

2 beacon

Guide with a beacon.


Moby thesaurus: AM transmitter, FM transmitter, Klaxon, Mayday, RT transmitter, Roman candle, SOS, Texas tower, Very flare, aid to navigation, air-raid alarm, airport beacon, airway beacon, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear ... show more.

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