What is another word for beacon?

Pronunciation: [bˈiːkən] (IPA)

A beacon is a source of light or signal that guides and directs people. It is often associated with a lighthouse or a navigational aid that marks a location for sea or air travelers. Synonyms for this word include signal, guide, sign, flashlight, torch, flare, and illumination. They can also be used to describe a person or organization that provides guidance, inspiration, or direction. Other words for beacon can include symbol, marker, landmark, milestone, insignia, or token. These words all describe something that helps people find a way, whether it's in the physical world or in the realm of ideas and inspiration.

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Usage examples for Beacon

Many a time from that bleak summit had he lighted a beacon fire to ships in distress.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The town is in a beautiful and well-wooded neighbourhood, and anyone taking the trouble to climb beacon Hill just outside will be rewarded.
"Cornwall"
G. E. Mitton
"But if we talk of examples to be shunned," said he, "if we come to boys that should be a warning and a beacon to all their fellows, here's the one, and I hope you won't spare him.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes

Famous quotes with Beacon

  • For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country.
    Spencer Bachus
  • A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
    Honore de Balzac
  • I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.
    Leslie Banks
  • He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn.
    Jeremy Bentham
  • Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near! No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
    Ada Cambridge

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