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Definition of 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

When America closes its doors, so does everybody else. We are the primary engine of growth in the world and we are the only beacon of free trade left, and open markets.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.

I'd rather see the United States as a beacon of good work and good citizenship, rather than as #1 on some international educational measurement.
Howard Gardner

For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country.
Spencer Bachus

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
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Beacon Translations

beacon in German is Funkfeuer, Leucht-
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