Meaning of BEACON in English

BEACON

[bea.con] n [ME beken, fr. OE beacen sign; akin to OHG bouhhan sign] (14c) 1: a signal fire commonly on a hill, tower, or pole

2. a: a lighthouse or other signal for guidance b: a radio transmitter emitting signals for guidance of aircraft

3: a source of light or inspiration

[2]beacon vt (1821): to furnish with a beacon ~ vi: to shine as a beacon

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