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Noun: beacon  bee-kun
  1. A fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
    - beacon fire
     
  2. A radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
    - radio beacon
     
  3. A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
    - lighthouse, beacon light, pharos [archaic]
Verb: beacon  bee-kun
  1. Shine like a beacon
     
  2. Guide with a beacon

Derived forms: beaconed, beaconing, beacons

Type of: beam, conduct, direct, guide, lead, radio station, shine, take, tower, visual signal

Encyclopedia: Beacon, New York