- 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.
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Origin of beacon
Synonyms for beacon
Related Words for beaconedshepherd, govern, drive, escort, herd, educate, manage, handle, maneuver, oversee, navigate, influence, instruct, see, train, usher, supervise, accompany, teach, regulate
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Historical Examples of beaconed
The terrible look had returned to his face with an added fire that beaconed a revengeful intention.Bella Donna
Word Origin for beacon
Old English beacen "sign, portent, lighthouse," from West Germanic *baukna "beacon, signal" (cf. Old Frisian baken, Old Saxon bokan, Old High German bouhhan); not found outside Germanic. Perhaps borrowed from Latin bucina "a crooked horn or trumpet, signal horn." But more likely from PIE *bhew-, a variant of the base *bha- "to gleam, shine" (see phantasm). Figurative use from c.1600.