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Noun
A light, typically serving as a signal or warning
“When night falls, the lighthouse and its embracing beacon draw the eye, flashing every five seconds as its loom bounces over the waves.”
Noun
A lighthouse or similar structure that serves as a beacon
“Stefansson spent the next hour gazing through binoculars and telescopes before concluding that it was probably a beacon on an island.”
Noun
A signal or warning, typically in the form of light
“Meanwhile, alerted by the beacon Sinon lit at the tomb of Achilles, the Greek forces silently returned from Tenedos.”
Noun
A source of inspiration
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“It was a beacon of hope for the darkening world in which he lived.”
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A ray or shaft of light
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An object or feature that is easily seen and used to establish one's location
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A thing that indicates or signals the state or level of something
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A motivating or guiding principle or purpose
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Verb
To illuminate with light
“That beacons the darkness of heaven.”
Verb
To guide the movement or course of
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Types of sources of light or illumination
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