to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand.
to lure; entice.
a nod, gesture, etc., that signals, directs, summons, indicates agreement, or the like.
She beckoned to them, gesturing as if she were going to give them a treat.
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On the other hand, I’d come in an iron lung with snow tires if Jon Stewart beckoned.
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During the course of the party, Charles Monteith, one of the Faber board, beckoned me out into the hall.
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Samaras saw me and, to the chagrin of security, beckoned me just before the start.
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Last week Emanuel was beckoned to head an existing but lagging effort.
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He beckoned to Mr. Weller and said, in a stern voice, “Take his skates off!”
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Fouts, with a slip of paper in his hand, beckoned him from the door of his private office.
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She beckoned to me, however, and I made haste to follow her.
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When, five minutes later, she beckoned him from the door of the barn, her eyes were red.
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Nasmyth beckoned to Laura and moved forward with Gordon, and Wheeler, who carried the battery.
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to summon with a gesture of the hand or head
to entice or lure
a summoning gesture
Old English gebecnian (West Saxon beacnian) “to make a mute sign,” derivative of beacen “a sign, beacon,” from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (cf. Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- “to shine” (see beacon). Related: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, from the verb.
a female given name, form of Rebecca. Contemporary Examples The aid meant “the difference between vegetable soup with macaroni thrown in and a real dinner,” Becky said. The New Blue-Collar Hungry Sasha Abramsky November 17, 2009 She had Vanessa, now 20, then Becky, 17, and finally, Taina, 9, who has Down syndrome. Obesity and Diabetes […]
a potent synthetic corticosteroid, C 28 H 37 ClO 7 , prepared as an inhalant in the treatment of bronchial asthma.
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