Meaning of BEACON in English

BEACON

transcription, транскрипция: [ bi:kən ]

( beacons)

1.

A beacon is a light or a fire, usually on a hill or tower, which acts as a signal or a warning.

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2.

If someone acts as a beacon to other people, they inspire or encourage them.

Our Parliament has been a beacon of hope to the peoples of Europe...

General Rudnicki was a moral beacon for many exiled Poles.

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