beckon


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beck·on

 (bĕk′ən)
v. beck·oned, beck·on·ing, beck·ons
v.tr.
1. To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
2. To attract because of an inviting or enticing appearance: "a lovely, sunny country that seemed to beckon them on to the Emerald City" (L. Frank Baum).
v.intr.
1. To make a signaling or summoning gesture.
2. To be inviting or enticing.
n.
A gesture of summons.

[Middle English bekenen, from Old English bīecnan, bēcnan; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

beck′on·er n.
beck′on·ing·ly adv.

beckon

(ˈbɛkən)
vb
1. to summon with a gesture of the hand or head
2. to entice or lure
n
a summoning gesture
[Old English bīecnan, from bēacen sign; related to Old Saxon bōknian; see beacon]
ˈbeckoner n
ˈbeckoning adj, n

beck•on

(ˈbɛk ən)
v.i.
1. to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand.
2. to lure; entice.
n.
3. a nod, gesture, etc., that signals, directs, or summons.
[before 950; Middle English beknen, Old English gebē(a)cnian, derivative of bēacen beacon]
beck′on•er, n.

beckon


Past participle: beckoned
Gerund: beckoning

Imperative
beckon
beckon
Present
I beckon
you beckon
he/she/it beckons
we beckon
you beckon
they beckon
Preterite
I beckoned
you beckoned
he/she/it beckoned
we beckoned
you beckoned
they beckoned
Present Continuous
I am beckoning
you are beckoning
he/she/it is beckoning
we are beckoning
you are beckoning
they are beckoning
Present Perfect
I have beckoned
you have beckoned
he/she/it has beckoned
we have beckoned
you have beckoned
they have beckoned
Past Continuous
I was beckoning
you were beckoning
he/she/it was beckoning
we were beckoning
you were beckoning
they were beckoning
Past Perfect
I had beckoned
you had beckoned
he/she/it had beckoned
we had beckoned
you had beckoned
they had beckoned
Future
I will beckon
you will beckon
he/she/it will beckon
we will beckon
you will beckon
they will beckon
Future Perfect
I will have beckoned
you will have beckoned
he/she/it will have beckoned
we will have beckoned
you will have beckoned
they will have beckoned
Future Continuous
I will be beckoning
you will be beckoning
he/she/it will be beckoning
we will be beckoning
you will be beckoning
they will be beckoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beckoning
you have been beckoning
he/she/it has been beckoning
we have been beckoning
you have been beckoning
they have been beckoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beckoning
you will have been beckoning
he/she/it will have been beckoning
we will have been beckoning
you will have been beckoning
they will have been beckoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beckoning
you had been beckoning
he/she/it had been beckoning
we had been beckoning
you had been beckoning
they had been beckoning
Conditional
I would beckon
you would beckon
he/she/it would beckon
we would beckon
you would beckon
they would beckon
Past Conditional
I would have beckoned
you would have beckoned
he/she/it would have beckoned
we would have beckoned
you would have beckoned
they would have beckoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beckon - signal with the hands or nodbeckon - signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
2.beckon - appear invitingbeckon - appear inviting; "The shop window decorations beckoned"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
3.beckon - summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesturebeckon - summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
summon - ask to come; "summon a lawyer"

beckon

verb
1. gesture, sign, bid, wave, indicate, signal, nod, motion, summon, gesticulate He beckoned to the waiter.
2. lure, call, draw, pull, attract, invite, tempt, entice, coax, allure All the attractions of the peninsula beckon.
3. draw near, near, move towards someone, come close, gain on someone, come near Old age beckons.
Translations
يومئ، يُشيرُ إلى
lákatvábitvyzvat
give et vinkgøre tegnkalde
benda, gefa bendingu
mostelėtipirštu pakviesti
aicināt
kývnutím privolať
işaret edip çağırmak

beckon

[ˈbekən]
A. VT
1. (= signal) → llamar con señas, hacer señas a
he beckoned me in/overme hizo señas para que entrara/me acercara
2. (= attract) → llamar, atraer
B. VI
1. (= signal) to beckon to sbllamar a algn con señas, hacer señas a algn
2. (= be attractive) [bright lights, fame] → ejercer su atracción
3. (= loom) → avecinarse, estar a la vuelta de la esquina

beckon

[ˈbɛkən]
vi [attraction]
All the attractions of the city beckon → Toutes les attractions de la ville nous attirent.
Fame and fortune beckoned; he → La gloire et la fortune l'attiraient; il ...
(= gesture) to beckon to sb → faire signe à qn
vt
to beckon sb over → faire signe de venir à qn
He beckoned her over → Il lui fit signe de venir.

beckon

viwinken; he beckoned to her to follow (him)er gab ihr ein Zeichen or winkte ihr, ihm zu folgen; opportunities beckon for talented young playersjungen begabten Spielern stehen viele Möglichkeiten offen; fame/Hollywood beckonedder Ruhm/Hollywood lockte
vtwinken; (fig: fame) → locken; he beckoned her to follow (him)er gab ihr ein Zeichen or winkte ihr, ihm zu folgen; he beckoned me in/back/overer winkte mich herein/zurück/herüber

beckon

[ˈbɛkn] vt & vi to beckon to sbchiamare qn con un cenno
he beckoned me in/over → mi ha fatto cenno di entrare/di avvicinarmi

beckon

(ˈbekən) verb
to summon (someone) by making a sign with the fingers.
References in classic literature ?
Let us turn our backs upon duty and abandon ourselves to the delights and advantages which beckon from every grove and call to us from every shining hill.
Squalor and tragedy can beckon to all that is great in us, and strengthen the wings of love.
An unintentional cry of Joy escaped the Youth, he let his Zither fall, and with extended arms he called out the name of the enigmatical Being, who seemed to stoop lovingly to him and beckon to him in a friendly manner; indeed, if his ear did not deceive him, she called his name with unutterable sweet Whispers, proper to love.
In the court-yard the man did turn round and again seemed to beckon him.
I want to speak to you," she says, and beckons impatiently to Emily.
Some kinetic maneki-neko are solar-powered or run with a battery, allowing the arms to beckon for long periods of time.
Beckon, the leader in marketing intelligence software, said it was named the Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution of 2016 as part of the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards.
Beckon said it has closed a USD13 million round of Series B funding bringing the total investment in the marketing intelligence software company to USD23 million.
Summary: Magic happens at Al Qasba and Al Majaz in Sharjah as the enchanting little fountains beckon children.
A superb addition to one of New York City's most exclusive neighborhoods, this statuesque 34-story tower will beckon upscale owners with 137 exquisite residences.
But in North Carolina, it's roads closer to home that beckon with opportunity.
It could be a breakaway year, the bye, bye Harry time, perhaps as grown up roles beckon.