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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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The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.