beckon [beckoned, -s] v

OE bíecnan.

  1. Wave; signal with the hand; motion to come near; command to approach with gesture of a finger; (see Luke 5:7); [word play on “beck”] move like a stream; flow like a brook.
  2. Move; bow the head; make gestures; silently command; give mute signs (see Luke 1:22); [fig.] give a signal for an orchestra to begin playing music.
  3. Carry; convey; physically sweep; transport by water currents.
  4. Call; invite; attract; summon; bid to participate.