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Definition: beacon fire beacon fire n : a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance [syn: beacon]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Beacon fire Beacon \Bea"con\ (b[=e]"k'n), n. [OE. bekene, AS. be['a]cen, b[=e]cen; akin to OS. b[=o]kan, Fries. baken, beken, sign, signal, D. baak, OHG. bouhhan, G. bake; of unknown origin. Cf. Beckon.] 1. A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning. [1913 Webster] No flaming beacons cast their blaze afar. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A high hill near the shore. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 4. That which gives notice of danger. [1913 Webster] Modest doubt is called The beacon of the wise. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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 . [1913 Webster] 5. [fig.] that which provides guidance or inspiration; the Constitution has been a beacon for civil rights activists. [PJC] Beacon fire, a signal fire. [1913 Webster]
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