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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

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.
Mitt Romney

Adele's like a beacon of honesty. Doesn't compromise, goes to America and she's still the same sweary cockney.
Paloma Faith

Joe Arpaio needs no help from me getting attention. For years he has been a beacon of bigotry and intolerance for all the world to see. The list of human and civil-rights abuses he's committed in Maricopa County is long and well documented.
Conor Oberst
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Beacon Translations

beacon in German is Funkfeuer, Leucht-

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