beckon definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
    • To attract because of an inviting or enticing appearance: "a pleasant, bright country that seemed to beckon all of them onto the Emerald City” ( L. Frank Baum).
    • to create a significant sign to; therefore, to summon, as by a motion associated with hand.
    • To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
    • To attract because of an inviting or tempting look: "an attractive, bright country that appeared to beckon all of them onto the Emerald City” ( L. Frank Baum).
    • To make a significant indication to; for this reason, to summon, as by a motion associated with the hand.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to make a signaling or summoning motion.
    • become inviting or enticing.
    • to create a signaling or summoning motion.
    • to-be welcoming or enticing.
  • noun:
    • A gesture of summons.
    • an indication made without words; a beck.
    • an indication made without words; a beck.
    • A significant gesture: as, “at the first beckon,” Boling-broke, Parties.
    • A gesture of summons.
    • an indication made without words; a beck.
    • an indicator made without terms; a beck.
    • a substantial motion: as, “at the first beckon,” Boling-broke, Parties.
  • verb:
    • To wave and/or to nod to a person with all the objective to really make the individual come closer.
    • sign using fingers or nod
    • summon with a wave, nod, or other gesture
    • appear inviting
    • To wave and/or to nod to a person aided by the intention to help make the individual come closer.
    • sign using the arms or nod
    • summon with a wave, nod, or other gesture
    • look inviting
  • others:
    • to create a substantial gesture aided by the head or hand, meant as a hint or an intimation, specially of a desire for strategy or deviation, or even for silence.
    • which will make a significant indication to; summon or direct by simply making indications.
    • In order to make an important gesture with the mind or hand, intended as a hint or an intimation, specially of a desire for strategy or deviation, and for silence.
    • to help make a significant sign to; summon or direct by making indications.

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