What does the word beckon mean?

Usage examples for beckon

  1. She did not know the girl, but saw her beckon. – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  2. I pushed the boat a little farther from the shore, and waited on the chance of some one of the party having escaped, and of this one reaching the shore; but in a very short time I saw four Zulus come to the mouth of the river and beckon to me. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  3. Father, I have called and you have heard me; I am coming to you, coming now; for the angels beckon me; and the pale clay on that sunken pallet was all that remained of the boy. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur