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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bea·con /ˈbikən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 信標 指標

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bea·con n.
 1. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.
    No flaming beacons cast their blaze afar.   --Gay.
 2. A signal, such as that from a lighthouse, or a conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
 3. A high hill near the shore. [Prov. Eng.]
 4. That which gives notice of danger.
 Modest doubt is called
 The beacon of the wise.   --Shak.
 5. Navigation a radio transmitter which emits a characteristic signal indication its location, so that vehicles may determine their exact location by locating the beacon with a radio compass; -- also called {radio beacon}.
 Beacon fire, a signal fire.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bea·con, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beaconed p. pr. & vb. n. Beaconing.]
 1. To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
    That beacons the darkness of heaven.   --Campbell.
 2. To furnish with a beacon or beacons.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a pole (Heb. to'ren) used as a standard or ensign set on the
    tops of mountains as a call to the people to assemble themselves
    for some great national purpose (Isa. 30:17). In Isa. 33:23 and
    Ezek. 27:5, the same word is rendered "mast." (See Banner.)