|Origin:||biecnan, from beacen; BEACON|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to make a signal to someone with your hand, to show that you want them to come towards you or to follow you:
I could see my husband beckoning me.
beckon (to) somebody to do something
She beckoned to the waitress to bring more wine.
beckon somebody forward/over etc
He beckoned us over and introduced us to his wife.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
if something such as a place or opportunity beckons, it appears so attractive that you want to have it:
A career in the film industry beckoned.
if something beckons for someone, it will probably happen to them
Early retirement beckoned for George.