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Another word for beacon

      1. A bright, unsteady blaze of light lasting only a little while; outburst of flame
      2. A device for producing a very bright light, used as a distress signal, to light up a landing field, etc.
      3. A brief wavering blaze of light.
      1. The room at the top of a lighthouse where the light is located.
      2. A decorative casing for a light, often of paper.
      3. A light and its protective or decorative case.
      1. A person whose work is conducting strangers or tourists through a region, building, etc.
      2. A book giving instruction in the elements of some subject; handbook
      3. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
      1. A sign given by gesture, sound or call, flashing light, etc.
      2. An object or device, as a red flag, flashing light, etc., providing such a sign
      3. An indicator, such as a gesture or colored light, that serves as a means of communication.
      1. A tower marking some place that is dangerous or important to navigation: typically a very bright light is beamed from its top and often it is equipped with foghorns, sirens, etc., by which ships are guided or warned
      2. A tall structure topped by a powerful light used as a beacon or signal to aid nautical navigation.
      3. A building, usually a tower, containing a light to warn or guide ships.
      1. A lighthouse.
      2. An ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide sailors.
      3. A small island off Alexandria where the Lighthouse of Alexandria was located
      1. A lantern or fixture that gives off light by burning gas, usually by means of a mantle.
      2. An electric device having a socket for a light bulb, especially a free-standing piece of furniture.
      3. A light bulb:
      1. The sensation of perceiving light; brightness:
      2. A source of light, especially a lamp, a lantern, or an electric lighting fixture:
      3. Traffic light
      1. Any of various portable devices for producing a very hot flame, used in welding, burning off paint, etc.
      2. A portable light consisting of a long piece of resinous wood, or twisted tow dipped in tallow, etc., flaming at one end; link; flambeau
      3. A portable light produced by the flame of a stick of resinous wood or of a flammable material wound about the end of a stick of wood; a flambeau.
      1. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
      2. Any of various plants of the crucifer family, with white, yellow, pink, or purple flowers; esp., sea rocket (genus Cakile) found along seashores in Europe and North America
      3. Any of various devices, typically cylindrical, containing liquid or solid propellants which when ignited produce hot gases or ions that escape through a rear vent and drive the container forward by the principle of reaction: simple rockets are used mainly as fireworks, signals, and projectile weapons, while more complex rockets are used to propel guided missiles, ballistic missiles, and spacecraft
      1. An instrument for measuring the intensity of sunlight.
      2. A signaling device that uses a mirror to flash the sun's rays to a distant observer
      3. An apparatus for signalling by means of a moveable mirror which reflects flashes of sunlight.
      1. (--- Sports) A balance beam.
      2. A squared-off log or a large, oblong piece of timber, metal, or stone used especially as a horizontal support in construction.
      3. A ray or shaft of light.
      1. The equipment used in such detection.
      2. A special ability to perceive, recognize, or find a particular kind of thing, behavior, etc.
      3. Any of various systems or devices using reflected radio waves to locate fixed objects and track moving ones: a radar system typically consists of a transmitter, receiver, and display screen, and is used in navigation, air traffic control, meteorology, mapping, etc.
      1. Echolocation.
      2. An apparatus, as one in a submarine, using sonar.
      3. A system using transmitted and reflected underwater sound waves to detect and locate submerged objects or measure the distance to the floor of a body of water.
      1. A fixed radio transmitter that broadcasts distinctive signals as a navigational aid.
      2. A radio transmitter that gives off special signals continuously to help ships or aircraft determine their positions or come in safely, as at night or in a fog
      3. (Communication) A beacon that emits radio wave signal to guide ships and/or aircraft.