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Definition of Beacon

Beacon

  1. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.
  2. A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
  3. A high hill near the shore.
  4. That which gives notice of danger.
  5. To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
  6. To furnish with a beacon or beacons.

Beacon Quotations

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Honore de Balzac

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
William Shakespeare

He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn.
Jeremy Bentham

Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.
Daniel Burnham

Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near! No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
Ada Cambridge
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Beacon Translations

beacon in German is Funkfeuer, Leucht-
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