verb (used with or without object)
- beckmann, max,
- beckwith-wiedemann syndrome,
Origin of beckon
Examples from the Web for beckoning
I found it beckoning, almost like a mirage, in the form of the Vino Volo wine bar.
Before she had time to think of a retort, Linda saw Tania beckoning her.Inside Tania Head’s Terrible 9/11 Lie: ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’|Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was the P.T. Barnum of the cyber-circus, perpetually barking and beckoning his customers into the freak show.
Gallus told him and he vanished through the curtains, whence he returned presently, beckoning them to advance.Pearl-Maiden|H. Rider Haggard
Shiminya rose, and, beckoning the other to follow, opened and crept through the door of the hut behind him.John Ames, Native Commissioner|Bertram Mitford
The air grew chilly and Miss Carthew appeared from the door, beckoning to Michael.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
"You are getting onto thin ice," screamed Grace in despair, beckoning wildly.Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School|Jessie Graham Flower
They had much to confer about, with the uncertain future beckoning them on; and the main history of the cruise yet to be written.Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise|Louis Arundel
Word Origin for beckon
Old English gebecnian (West Saxon beacnian) "to make a mute sign," derivative of beacen "a sign, beacon," from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (cf. Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- "to shine" (see beacon). Related: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, from the verb.