Definition of Beckon

1. Verb. Signal with the hands or nod. "He waved his hand hospitably"

Exact synonyms: Wave
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Wave, Waver, Waving



2. Verb. Appear inviting. "The shop window decorations beckoned"
Generic synonyms: Appeal, Attract

3. Verb. Summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture.
Generic synonyms: Summon

Definition of Beckon

1. v. t. To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.

2. n. A sign made without words; a beck.

Definition of Beckon

1. Verb. To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beckon

1. to signal by sign or gesture [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beckon

bechic
bechics
bechignoned
beck
beck and call
becke
becked
becker
becker antigen
beckers
beckes
becket
becket bend
beckets
becking
beckon (current term)
beckoned
beckoner
beckoners
beckoning
beckonings
beckons
becks
beclad
beclam
beclamor
beclamored
beclamoring
beclamors
beclap

Literary usage of Beckon

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1. Roadside Poems for Summer Travellers edited by Lucy Larcom (1876)
"beckon us up, and as ye beckon, draw, O draw us upward, and we shall arise. beckon us upward, ye sky-loving peaks ; Whose home is far above these vales of ..."

2. Contested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1882)
"BECK, beckon.—7'o beck, to nod, then to signify by a nod. ... According to Skeat, to beck is not an original word, but a mere contraction of beckon, ..."

3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"То nod ; to beckon. 'black. • Tin« here I vow, By my beloved brothers Stygian slow, ... beckon ..."

4. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"Just as the Prince was asking Vivian to hasten to his assistance, Mr. beckon dorff returned,— " Never mind, Mr. Von Philipson," said the Minister, ..."

5. Folk Songs by John Williamson Palmer (1861)
"OVER the river they beckon to me, Loved ones who've crossed to the further side ; The gleam of their snowy robes I see, But their voices are lost in the ..."

6. Alexander's Gospel Songs by Charles McCallon Alexander (1908)
"Oh, the dear ones in glo- ry, how they beckon me to come, And our 4. Thro' the gates to the cit - y in a robe of spot-less white He will bright and glorious ..."

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