a section or expanse of beach and shore scenery.
a picture or other artistic representation of this.
a guiding or warning signal, as a light or fire, especially one in an elevated position. a tower or hill used for such purposes. a lighthouse, signal buoy, etc., on a shore or at a dangerous area at sea to warn and guide vessels. Navigation. radio beacon. a radar device at a fixed location that, […]
- Beacon hill
beacon hill Fashionable section of Boston. Location of the capitol building of Massachusetts. Historical Examples Then I threw myself down in the shadow of a great rock on the top of beacon hill and took the volume from my pocket. Mr. Marx’s Secret E. Phillips Oppenheim We are now on the north side of that […]
- Beacon school
noun (Brit) a notably successful school whose methods and practices are brought to the attention of the education service as a whole in order that they may be adopted by other schools
- Beacon status
noun (Brit) a ranking awarded by the government to an organization, rendering it eligible for extra funding, and aimed at encouraging organizations to share good practice with each other