1. [ noun ] a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
Synonyms: beacon_fire
Related terms: visual_signal signal_fire
2. [ noun ] a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
Synonyms: radio_beacon
Related terms: radio_station
3. [ verb ] guide with a beacon
Related terms: lead
4. [ verb ] shine like a beacon
Related terms: shine
5. [ noun ] (nautical,architecture) a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
Synonyms: beacon_light pharos lighthouse
Related terms: tower
Similar spelling:   beckon