Noun > Beacon

Noun – Beacon

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1 : a strong light that can be seen from far away and that is used to help guide ships, airplanes, etc.

2 : a radio signal that is broadcast to help guide ships, airplanes, etc.

a radio beacon

3 : someone or something (such as a country) that guides or gives hope to others

These countries are beacons of democracy.

Our nation should be a beacon of/for peace to people around the world.

This new medicine is a beacon of hope for/to thousands of people. (=this new medicine gives hope to thousands of people)

4 : in the past – a fire built on a hill and used as a signal