- radio beacon.
- a radar device at a fixed location that, upon receiving a radar pulse, transmits a reply pulse that enables the original sender to determine his or her position relative to the fixed location.
Origin of beacon
OTHER WORDS FROM beaconbea·con·less, adjectiveun·bea·coned, adjective
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How to use beacon in a sentence
This year, with sales depressed by the coronavirus, pickup sales have been a beacon of strength for automakers, which are trying to make up for production lost when factories were forced to close earlier in the year.An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms|Verne Kopytoff|October 21, 2020|Fortune
In a Telegram message, Buterin rebutted Wood’s claims, pointing to Ethereum’s impending deployment of a new version of its blockchain called Beacon, and to a series of improvements related to privacy and transaction capacity.The blockchain industry faces a moment of truth as high-profile projects go live|Jeff|October 21, 2020|Fortune
For more than 100 years, the club sandwich has been a sturdy, protein-packed beacon of dependability.
To be sure, Cincinnati isn’t some ideal beacon of diversity.Cincinnati’s Secret Sauce to Help Minority Businesses Succeed|Nick Fouriezos|September 15, 2020|Ozy
Released by the insects, these airborne scents could act as an beacon.A single chemical may draw lonely locusts into a hungry swarm|Jonathan Lambert|September 7, 2020|Science News For Students
For James, wearing the shirt was “more of a shout-out to the family more than anything,” he told the Akron Beacon Journal.‘I Can’t Breathe’ Makes It Onto the Court for Will and Kate to See|Jacob Siegel|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John Paul II told the European Union at the time that it was “a beacon of civilization.”
And my beloved Zimbabwe has sunk from a promising beacon into an abyss of greed and dictatorship.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But simultaneously, as indicated by his support for Beacon, journalism is still incredibly valuable to him.
I also think Christine Baranski is a beacon of light and I, too, would like to know what Josh Charles was thinking.The Best Emmys Moments: Seth Meyers, Bryan Cranston, and a 'Seinfeld' Kiss|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those who follow her beacon faithfully will gradually rise to the solutions of the greatest problems.Urania|Camille Flammarion
The brilliant beacon of the Eiffel Tower sat high up in the sky, like an exile star.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
If they had not known every inch of the way as they did know it, a beacon-light on the shore would have guided them.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
At length a distant colume of fire, widening and increasing as I approached, served me as a beacon.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
As he went forward his shifting position frequently shut out the beacon-light, but he made no mistake at any point in his walk.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis