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Definition 1: a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for beacon in the sense of this definition

(beacon is a kind of ...) station for the production and transmission of AM or FM radio broadcasts

Definition 2: a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for beacon in the sense of this definition

(beacon is a kind of ...) a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

(... is an instance of beacon) a great lighthouse (500 feet high) built at Alexandria in 285 BC

Definition 3: a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for beacon in the sense of this definition

(beacon is a kind of ...) a signal that involves visual communication

(... is a kind of beacon ) a fire set as a signal

Definition 4: guide with a beacon - [verb of motion]

(beacon is a kind of ...) take somebody somewhere

"We lead him to our chief" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "He conducted us to the palace"

Definition 5: shine like a beacon - [verb of perception]

(beacon is a kind of ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

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