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VERB (3)

1. signal with the hands or nod;
- Example: "She waved to her friends"
- Example: "He waved his hand hospitably"
[syn: beckon, wave]

2. appear inviting;
- Example: "The shop window decorations beckoned"

3. summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beckon \Beck"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beckoned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Beckoning.] To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand. [1913 Webster] His distant friends, he beckons near. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] It beckons you to go away with it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beckon \Beck"on\, n. A sign made without words; a beck. "At the first beckon." --Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beckon v 1: signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably" [syn: beckon, wave] 2: appear inviting; "The shop window decorations beckoned" 3: summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "beckon": appeal, attract, be attractive, bid, call, engage, fetch, gesticulate, gesture, interest, invite, mime, motion, motion to, pantomime, saw the air, shrug, shrug the shoulders, signal, summon, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle, titillate, wave the arms, whet the appetite