Part of speech: verb

To light up; shine; guide by a light.

Part of speech: noun

A prominent object, set up as a guide or warning to mariners; a signal- fire or light.

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Usage examples "beacon":

  1. The idea of a positive revelation was now awakened in my mind; I began to believe in the divinity of the Old Testament, and this great truth gradually developed, was to me as a beacon amidst doubt and obscurity. - "Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ", Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D..
  2. The Roman troops had cleared the streets, the lights were dead in every house, and in all the alleys and squares; only the moon shone over the roofs of Alexandria, while the blazing beacon of the light- house on the north- eastern point of the island of Pharos shone like a sun through the darkness. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. Fulkerson took away one knee from the table long enough to open the drawer, and pull from it a book that he shoved toward Beacon. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.