A sign made without terms a beck
- which will make a significant indication to hence to summon as by a motion regarding the hand
- look inviting
- summon with a wave, nod, or some other motion
- sign using fingers or nod
- to create an important indication to; for this reason, to summon, as by a movement of this hand.
- A sign made without terms; a beck.
Old English gebecnian (western Saxon beacnian) "to produce a mute indication," derivative of beacen "an indicator, beacon," from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (cognates: Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine" (see beacon). Relevant: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, through the verb.
(v. t.) To create a significant indication to; for this reason, to summon, as by a motion for the hand.
- (n.) An indicator made without terms; a beck.