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Webster 1913 Edition


Beckon

Beck′on

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Beckoned
([GREEK]);
p. pr. & vb. n.
Beckoning
.]
To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.
His distant friends, he
beckons
near.
Dryden.
It
beckons
you to go away with it.
Shakespeare

Beck′on

,
Noun.
A sign made without words; a beck.
“At the first beckon.”
Bolingbroke.

Webster 1828 Edition


Beckon

BECK'ON

,
Verb.
T.
bek'n. [See Beck.]
To make a sign to another, by nodding, winking, or a motion of the hand or finger, &c.,intended as a hint or intimation. Acts.19.

BECK'ON

,
Verb.
T.
bek'n. To make a significant sign to.

Definition 2021


beckon

beckon

English

Verb

beckon (third-person singular simple present beckons, present participle beckoning, simple past and past participle beckoned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.
    • Dryden
      His distant friends, he beckons near.
    • Shakespeare
      It beckons you to go away with it.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To seem attractive and inviting

Translations

Noun

beckon (plural beckons)

  1. A sign made without words; a beck.
    • Bolingbroke
      At the first beckon.
  2. A children's game similar to hide and seek in which children who have been "caught" may escape if they see another hider beckon to them.