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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

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

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

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

England was full of words I'd never heard before - streaky bacon, short back and sides, Belisha beacon, serviettes, high tea, ice-cream cornet.
Bill Bryson
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Beacon Translations

beacon in German is Funkfeuer, Leucht-