Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEACONING

The light of a great love shone out of the wonderful deeps of them, beaconing the way clear into the haven of her heart.

My heart cleaved the eternity of separation, beaconing my sad return to them, and I followed gladly, hope being not yet dead.

They hold and send forth the beaconing flash from every intellectual and loving light-house in the world.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English beacen "sign, portent, lighthouse," from West Germanic *baukna "beacon, signal" (cf. Old Frisian baken, Old Saxon bokan, Old High German bouhhan); not found outside Germanic. Perhaps borrowed from Latin bucina "a crooked horn or trumpet, signal horn." But more likely from PIE *bhew-, a variant of the base *bha- "to gleam, shine" (see phantasm). Figurative use from c.1600.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.