v. beck·oned, beck·on·ing, beck·ons
1. To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
2. To attract because of an inviting or enticing appearance: "a lovely, sunny country that seemed to beckon them on to the Emerald City" (L. Frank Baum).
1. To make a signaling or summoning gesture.
2. To be inviting or enticing.
A gesture of summons.
[Middle English bekenen, from Old English bīecnan, bēcnan; see bhā-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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