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beacon

Pronunciation: /ˈbiːkən/

Translation of beacon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (light) faro (masculine); (fire) almenara (feminine) the police placed beacons along the road la policía colocó balizas or señales luminosas a lo largo de la carretera
    Example sentences
    • But amid the feelings of frustration, one piece of positive news shone out like a beacon of hope.
    • When I saw the sign of The Dolmen Hotel all lit up it was like a beacon of hope to me.
    • That said, Jerome Vareille stood out like a beacon of hope, creating or being on the end of the best of the few chances.
    Example sentences
    • Rotating beacons on airfields made their debut in the early 1920s.
    • What is the significance, if any, of the color and location of lights / beacons on airliners or any aircraft?
    • From the late 1970s, constellations of man-made navigation satellites have taken over as beacons to guide the way.
    1.2
    (radio beacon)
    radiofaro (masculine)
    1.3
    (Belisha beacon)
    (British English/inglés británico) [ señal luminosa intermitente en un cruce peatonal ]
    1.4 (inspiration) modelo (masculine), dechado (masculine)

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