beacon

A light-house, or sea-mark, formerly used to alarm the country, in case of the approach of an enemy, but now used for the guidance of ships at sea, by night, as well as by day

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Beacon — (englisch für Leuchtfeuer) ist der Name mehrerer Orte im englischen Sprachraum: in Australien: Beacon (Western Australia) im Vereinigten Königreich: Beacon (Devon) in den Vereinigten Staaten: Beacon (Iowa) Beacon (Michigan) Beacon (New York)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beacon 2 — «Beacon 1», аналог «Beacon 2» Производитель …   Википедия

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beacon — Beacon, NY U.S. city in New York Population (2000): 13808 Housing Units (2000): 5406 Land area (2000): 4.775167 sq. miles (12.367626 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.113614 sq. miles (0.294258 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.888781 sq. miles (12.661884… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Beacon 1 — Производитель …   Википедия

  • Beacon — Bea con, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beaconed} (b[=e] k nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beaconing}.] 1. To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine. [1913 Webster] That beacons the darkness of heaven. Campbell. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beacon, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 518 Housing Units (2000): 217 Land area (2000): 1.006822 sq. miles (2.607656 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.006822 sq. miles (2.607656 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Beacon, NY — U.S. city in New York Population (2000): 13808 Housing Units (2000): 5406 Land area (2000): 4.775167 sq. miles (12.367626 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.113614 sq. miles (0.294258 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.888781 sq. miles (12.661884 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • beacon — (n.) O.E. beacen sign, portent, lighthouse, from W.Gmc. *baukna beacon, signal (Cf. O.Fris. baken, O.S. bokan, O.H.G. bouhhan); not found outside Germanic. Perhaps borrowed from L. bucina a crooked horn or trumpet, signal horn. But more likely… …   Etymology dictionary

  • beacon — [bē′kən] n. [ME beken < OE beacen, becen < Gmc * baukna, prob. < IE * bhāu , var. of base * bhā , to gleam, shine > Gr phainein, to show, appear] 1. a signal fire, esp. one on a hill, pole, etc. 2. any light or radio signal for… …   English World dictionary

  • Beacon — (spr. Biken), 1) Berg, so v.w. Brecknock; 2) kleine Insel im Pamlicosund an der Küste von NCarolina …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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