Definition of 'beacon'
Example sentences containing 'beacon'
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The picture showed his vehicle displaying an emergency beacon. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Protesters plan to light beacons at beauty spots along the planned route. The Sun (2011)So the body becomes a beacon of their beliefs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Who is the beacon for our hopes? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The couple also triggered their emergency beacon. The Sun (2009)One shining beacon of hope amidst this week of gloom. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the beacon of hope was parked right outside the hut. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We visited the idyllic village to ask locals why they think it has become a beacon of longevity. The Sun (2012)Most of the time these visuals are circling out and around the auditorium like the beacon of a lighthouse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She is a beacon of hope. The Sun (2008)Out of the darkness of one man's library shines a beacon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Elstree has no instrument landing system, radar or directional radio beacons. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She lights first beacon in nationwide chain of 1,000. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there is one shining beacon of light - car auctions are booming. The Sun (2009)It will become as bright as all the other stars in the galaxy put together and shine like a beacon halfway across the universe. The Sun (2010)O beacon that shines as bright as day in the night. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THE apex of the arch is fitted with a warning beacon for low-lying aircraft. The Sun (2007)Britain remains a beacon, with 10 per cent growth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some lives, some deeds, shine out like beacons. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its ability to flash its light allows it to double up as an emergency beacon, making it a useful thing to keep in the car boot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are all being urged to recycle more nowadays, and Hollywood is embracing salvage so ferociously that it could become a beacon for green values. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'beacon'
British English: beacon NOUN
A beacon is a light or a fire, usually on a hill or tower, which acts as a signal or a warning.
They used an emergency beacon to send for help.
Definition of beacon from the Collins English Dictionary
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