beckon

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beckon (third-person singular simple present beckons, present participle beckoning, simple past and past participle beckoned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.
    • Dryden
      His distant friends, he beckons near.
    • Shakespeare
      It beckons you to go away with it.

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Noun[edit]

beckon (plural beckons)

  1. A sign made without words; a beck.
    • Bolingbroke
      At the first beckon.