HyperDic: beckon

English > 3 senses of the word beckon:
VERBcommunicationbeckon, wavesignal with the hands or nod
emotionbeckonappear inviting
communicationbeckonsummon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
beckon > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > beckon: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningSignal with the hands or nod.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymwave
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Spanishhacer señas
English > beckon: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningAppear inviting.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The shop window decorations beckoned"
Broaderattract, appealBe attractive to
English > beckon: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningsummon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broadersummonask to come
Spanishllamar con señas

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