HyperDic: beacon

English > 5 senses of the word beacon:
NOUNcommunicationbeacon, beacon firea fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
artifactbeacon, radio beacona radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
artifactbeacon, lighthouse, beacon light, pharosa tower with a light that gives warning of shoals / shoals to passing ships
VERBperceptionbeaconshine like a beacon
motionbeaconguide with a beacon / beacon
beacon > pronunciation
Soundsbiy'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > beacon: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance.
Synonymbeacon fire
Narrowersignal fire, signal lightA fire set as a signal
Broadervisual signalA signal that involves visual communication
Spanishfaro
Verbsbeaconshine like a beacon
English > beacon: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes.
Synonymradio beacon
Broaderradio stationstation for the production and transmission of AM or FM radio broadcasts
Spanishradiobaliza, radiofaro
Catalanradiofar
English > beacon: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA tower with a light that gives warning of shoals / shoals to passing ships.
Synonymslighthouse, beacon light, pharos
InstancesTower of PharosA great lighthouse (500 feet high) built at Alexandria in 285 BC
BroadertowerA structure taller than its diameter
Spanishalmenara, baliza, faro, pharos
Catalanfar, pharos
Verbsbeaconguide with a beacon / beacon
beaconshine like a beacon
English > beacon: 5 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningshine like a beacon.
PatternSomething ----s
Broadershine, beamemit light
Spanishbalizar
Nounsbeacona tower with a light that gives warning of shoals / shoals to passing ships
beacona fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
English > beacon: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningGuide with a beacon / beacon.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderlead, take, direct, conduct, guideTake somebody somewhere
Spanishbalizar
Nounsbeacona tower with a light that gives warning of shoals / shoals to passing ships

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