beacon

beacon(
bi
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (guiding or warning signal)
a. el faro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(nautical)
The helmsman missed the entrance to the channel because the beacon wasn't lit.El timonel no vio la entrada del canal porque el faro no estaba encendido.
b. la baliza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The pilot suddenly spied the beacon on the runway through the fog.El piloto divisó repentinamente, a través de la niebla, la baliza en la pista.
c. el radiofaro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The navigator was able to determine their position from the signal he received from the beacon.El navegador pudo determinar su posición por la señal que recibió del radiofaro.
d. la almenara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(fire)
The king commanded one of the men to light the beacon at the top of of the hill.El rey mandó a uno de los hombres a que encendiera la almenara en la cima de la colina.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(inspiration)
a. el dechado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Benjamin is a beacon of honesty; he's truly an exemplary man.Benjamin es un dechado de honestidad; es verdaderamente un hombre ejemplar.
b. el modelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la modelo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
John Coltrane was a beacon for a new generation of jazz musicians.John Coltrane fue un modelo para una nueva generación de jazzistas.
3. (traffic signal) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That car didn't stop at the beacon and almost hit a pedestrian.Ese carro no se detuvo en la luz intermitente del cruce peatonal, y casi atropella a un peatón.
The city needs to install a beacon on this dangerous pedestrian crossing.La ciudad necesita instalar un poste de luz en este cruce peatonal tan peligroso.
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beacon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for plane, ship)
a. la baliza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (lighthouse)
a. el faro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (bonfire)
a. la fuego m, hoguera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (fig)
a.
a beacon of hopeun rayo de esperanza
beacon [ˈbiːkən]
noun
1 (in port) faro (m); (on aerodrome) baliza (f); aerofaro (m); (Rad) radiofaro (m); (fire) almenara (f)
2 (hill) hacho (m)
modifier
beacon light (n) luz (f) de faro
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