beacon beacon  /ˈbi kən/


  1. (n) a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
  2. (n) a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
  3. (n) a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
  4. (v) shine like a beacon
  5. (v) guide with a beacon


  1. Pilots flying the night mail through fog and rain that blanket all ground lights, follow a trail of dots and dashes which flow from radio range-beacons into their earphones.
  2. Probably the most spectacular display was that which unfolded in Paris, where the Eiffel Tower became as vivid a beacon of the 2000s as it been for the 1900s.
  3. Boston College is the folk school of the Boston Irisha Jesuit beacon that in the past century lit the lowly immigrant's way from the first landfall to the last hurrah.


  1. Former Beacon Journal photographer dies at home

    LAKE TWP: Former Beacon Journal photographer Ted Walls was passionate about photography and used his skills in his missionary work even after he retired.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Akron Beacon Journal

  2. Free Beacon latest conservative outlet attacked by hackers after Drudge hits

    The Washington Free Beacon yesterday became the latest victim in a wave of cyber attacks targeting conservative news outlets. The Beacon, in what appears to be a coordinated assault, joined National Journal and radio station WTOP as a target after certain articles were featured on the Drudge Report, one of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Beacon to break ground on building in Elkhart

    Beacon Health System officials are planning to break ground Wednesday on a new Elkhart General Home Care building.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

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  1. "We are a beacon of light around the world. At least that's what we can be again. That's what we should be again," Obama says. "When we break out of the conventional thinking and we start reaching out to friend and foe alike, then I am...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, said: "The facade of her prosecution is made more monstrous because its real objective is to sever her bond with the people for whom she is a beacon of hope and resistance."
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  3. Now, regarding the aforementioned fake apology, Zuckerberg writes: "When we first thought of Beacon, our goal was to build a simple product to let people share information across sites with their friends."
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Mark Zuckerberg Source: MSNBC

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