Meaning of BEACON in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ bi:kən ]
A beacon is a light or a fire, usually on a hill or tower, which acts as a signal or a warning.
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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Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006