Definition of beckon
- My master beckons.
- He … beckoned to the other generals to come and stand where he stood.
- —H. E. Scudder
- the frontier beckons
- beckoned us over to their table
She was beckoning them in to shore.
She beckoned the waiter to come over.
She beckoned to the waiter to come over.
From the time he was a child, the wilderness beckoned to him.
The nature preserve beckons bird-watchers, who visit from around the world.
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