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Meaning of BECKON

Pronunciation:  'bekun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
  2. [v]  summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
  3. [v]  appear inviting; "The shop window decorations beckoned"

BECKON is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: wave
 See Also: appeal, attract, gesticulate, gesture, motion, summon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Beck"on\, n.
    A sign made without words; a beck. ``At the first beckon.''
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: appeal, attract, be attractive, bid, call, engage, fetch, gesticulate, gesture, interest, invite, mime, motion, motion to, pantomime, saw the air, shrug, shrug the shoulders, signal, summon, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle, titillate, wave the arms, whet the appetite