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1. beacon

noun. ['ˈbiːkən'] a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance.

Synonyms

  • signal light
  • visual signal
  • beacon fire

Antonyms

  • inexact
  • relative
  • secondary
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • beken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Beacon

  • puerto_rican
  • mcmeekin
  • topekan
  • mohican
  • weaken
  • tieken
  • rieken
  • rican
  • pekin
  • dziekan
  • deacon
  • eaken

How do you pronounce beacon?

Pronounce beacon as ˈbikən.

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Sentences with beacon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Lenders use the score as a beacon to determine your interest rate.

Quotes about beacon


1. When Nelson Mandela walked free, the world sang with joy. Ever since, South Africa has stood as a beacon of hope for Africa.
- Ban Ki-moon

2. 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

3. America stands as a beacon of hope and the possibility of a better life - but it is also a nation where nearly 1 in 4 children live in poverty.
- Chris Van Hollen

2. beacon

verb. ['ˈbiːkən'] shine like a beacon.

Synonyms

  • shine

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden

Etymology

  • beken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. beacon

noun. ['ˈbiːkən'] a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships.

Synonyms

  • lighthouse
  • tower
  • pharos

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • dishonest
  • refrain
  • crooked

Etymology

  • beken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. beacon

noun. ['ˈbiːkən'] a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes.

Synonyms

  • radio beacon

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • collateral

Etymology

  • beken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. beacon

verb. ['ˈbiːkən'] guide with a beacon.

Synonyms

  • lead
  • guide
  • take
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • deficit
  • follower
  • disorient

Etymology

  • beken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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