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beckon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beckon  \Beck"on\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beckoned}  (?);  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  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beckon  \Beck"on\,  n. 
  A  sign  made  without  words  a  beck.  ``At  the  first  beckon.'' 
  --Bolingbroke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beckon 
  v  1:  signal  with  the  hands  or  nod;  "She  waved  to  her  friends"; 
  "He  waved  his  hand  hospitably"  [syn:  {wave}] 
  2:  appear  inviting;  "The  shop  window  decorations  beckoned" 
  3:  summon  with  a  wave,  nod,  or  some  other  gesture 




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