Part of speech: verb

To summon by gesture.

Part of speech: verb

To signal, as with the hand.

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Usage examples "beckon":

  1. She did not know the girl, but saw her beckon. - "Master Skylark", 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", 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", T. S. Arthur.