Associations to the word «Beacon»

Pictures for the word «Beacon»


BEACON, noun. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.
BEACON, noun. (nautical) A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
BEACON, noun. A high hill or other easily distinguishable object near the shore which can serve as guidance for seafarers.
BEACON, noun. That which gives notice of danger.
BEACON, verb. To act as a beacon.
BEACON, verb. To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
BEACON, verb. To furnish with a beacon or beacons.
BEACON SCHOOL, noun. (UK) (education) A primary school or secondary school designated as outstanding under a government scheme that ran from 1998 to 2005.

Dictionary definition

BEACON, noun. A fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance.
BEACON, noun. A radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes.
BEACON, noun. A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships.
BEACON, verb. Shine like a beacon.
BEACON, verb. Guide with a beacon.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats