A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning or guiding. (noun)
A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners. (noun)
A high hill or other easily distinguishable object near the shore which can serve as guidance for seafarers. (noun)
That which gives notice of danger. (noun)
To act as a beacon. (verb)
To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine. (verb)
To furnish with a beacon or beacons. (verb)
Examples of word beacon
We've got what we call beacon schools, where we take the school buildings that are there anyhow, and now we keep them open until 11: 00 p.m. or 12: 00 p.m. at night, six and seven days a week, with programs for young people and adults, funded by the city but run by not-for-profit community organizations.
This is what we call our beacon of democracy in the region?
However, before they can leave, a beacon is planted somewhere on the base, alerting the Vanguard to the location of the ship.
Separately, when she went to some websites, they had a different kind of technology called a beacon, which is another invisible kind of tracker that runs some software while you're on a page and tries to assess what you're doing on that page.
All we need to relight the beacon is to return to our true core values – they're all there right in the Declaration and Constitution.