Beckon Definition

bĕkən
beckoned, beckoning, beckons
verb
beckoned, beckoning, beckons
To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
American Heritage
To call or summon by a silent gesture.
Webster's New World
To attract because of an inviting or enticing appearance.
American Heritage
To seem enticing (to); attract; lure.
The woods beckon.
Webster's New World
To make a signaling or summoning gesture.
American Heritage
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noun
beckons
A gesture of summons.
American Heritage
A summoning gesture.
Webster's New World
The definition of beckon is the gesture used to call someone over.
The wave a mother gives her child to come over to her is an example of a beckon.
YourDictionary

A sign made without words; a beck.

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Origin of Beckon

  • Middle English bekenen from Old English bīecnan, bēcnan bhā-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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