Synonyms for beacon:
lookout, candelabra, burglar alarm, smoke signal, car alarm, gaslight, Japanese lantern, observatory, panic button, chandelier, fire alarm, smoke detector, smoke alarm, gong, candlestick, the all clear, buzzer, klaxon.
alarm bell, will-o'-the-wisp, Chinese Lantern.
Other synonyms and related words:
illuminant, lookout, Emblaze, candelabra, illume, fire alarm, observatory, tone, irradiate, beacon fire, beam, gaslight, illumine, beacon light, buzzer, illuminate, smoke signal, burglar alarm, alarm bell, pharos, candlestick, radio beacon.
Sense 2 (noun)
the all clear, buzzer, burglar alarm, alarm bell, car alarm, fire alarm.
lighthouse, radio beacon, pharos, beacon fire, beacon light.
legend, motion, brand, wink, sign, label, lighthouse, designation, logotype, key, figuration, guidepost, token, notation, stamp, hint, symbol, logo, emblem, flag, indication, tag, wave, badge, denotation, pointer, cue, marker, crest, banner, ticket, prompt, insignia, signpost, icon, gesture, gesticulation.
lighthouse, torch, sun.
light source (noun)
light, moon, mercury-vapor lamp, torch, searchlight, spotlight, moonbeam, sun, taper, star, oil lamp, desk light, lamp, incandescent light, neon light, flame, pilot light, light bulb, headlight, klieg light, flashlight, Illuminator, jack-o'-lantern, street lamp, table lamp, arc lamp, floor lamp, Tungsten lamp, fire, lantern, floodlight, fluorescent light, candle.
light used as signal, guide (noun)
ray of light (noun)
Usage examples for beacon:
- The signal for the gathering of the forces was to be a beacon light kindled on the top of Stourton's hill, where Alfred's Tower now stands. - "A Maid at King Alfred’s Court", Lucy Foster Madison.
- The same thing applies to Evan when he sometimes slips out through the garden at night, without word or sign, and is only traceable by the beacon his cigar point makes, as he moves among the trees, until this also vanishes, while my attic corner and the seat at the end of the wild walk offer me similar relief. - "People of the Whirlpool", Mabel Osgood Wright.
- It would seem to him a beacon against the sky to guide his footsteps home! - "As It Was in the Beginning", Philip Verrill Mighels.