(v. t.) To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.
(n.) A sign made without words; a beck.
(1) It won't be worth putting away his travel bags after returning from Perth as the G20 summit in Cannes, France, beckons.
(2) Alex Turner has already set about ingratiating himself with the 2013 festival by guesting with his erstwhile partner in the Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane, earlier this afternoon, but as he takes to the Pyramid Stage for the Monkeys' headline slot, piling straight into the bluesy electronic throbs of new single Do I Wanna Know in a sharp striped suit and teddy quiff and throwing the odd karate beckoning motion, there's a real sense of points to be proved.
(3) It's as well to be aware of the beckoning avenues of justification that are drawing in so many of our erstwhile comrades.
(4) With Ukip's clear "in-out" referendum pledge snapping at his heels and devastation beckoning at this year's European elections, Cameron needs a form of words that honours his quest for European reform while calming his party.
(5) An impossibly tall ladder to a higher roof beckons and Prekrasnyy clambers up without hesitation.
(6) Basketball beckons That was until a new sport found him.
(7) Hollywood frequently beckoned from as early as the late 1940s and Darryl Zanuck on seeing a Scofield screen test declared: "That actor!
(8) The booming Bollywood music beckoned a stream of families, wearing ornate saris and sharp kurtas, fragrant plates of samosa chaat in hand, toward the stage, replete with an extravagant display of lights and visuals.
(9) With a growing following for MacFarlane's singing, though, a different path is beckoning.
(10) British governments are repeatedly warned, not least by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee, that foreign adventures beckon retaliation at home.
(11) Seeing as Advocaat’s team are unlikely to be able to conjure similar foot-flat-to-the-floor performances on a weekly basis, the Championship surely beckons unless the squad is further reinforced within the coming week.
(12) These are the features of a field whose time has come and which beckons further research to clarify these issues.
(13) Yet as technology progresses and prices drop, the bionic age appears to be beckoning.
(14) Fallujans are suspicious of outsiders, so I found it surprising when Nihida Kadhim, a housewife, beckoned me into her home.
(15) Newcastle United’s manager remains in desperate need of a striker and has made it clear that, if a reliable scorer – or preferably two – fails to arrive on Tyneside this month, relegation could beckon.
(16) This week I saw a hilarious clip of Trump beckoning Farage out of a crowd – a bit like Courteney Cox in the Dancing in the Dark video – and Farage telling him obsequiously he was “handing over the mantle”.
(17) With defending as mutually muddled as this and both teams possessing the players to exploit such mistakes, an entertaining evening of trading goals beckoned as each side's creative talents found room to express themselves.
(18) The interval beckoned when Heurelho Gomes made his first save, Watford’s goalkeeper repelling Florian Thauvin’s stinging first-time shot.
(19) In a move indicative of the tensions between Athens and its creditors, Bild, the mass-selling German daily, poured scorn on the handout, saying: “Mr Tsipras has violated the agreements of the bailout programme .” In recent weeks Greek-German ties have become increasingly strained, with Berlin’s powerful finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, reminding Athens repeatedly that Grexit, or exit from the eurozone, would beckon if it did not stick to the rules, implement reforms and attain tough fiscal targets.
(20) It sits atop the highest of the hills that help define the city centre and each day it beckons its citizens to pop up and say hello.
(n.) One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.
(n.) A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
(n.) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.
(1) Brown's model, which goes far further than those from any other senior Labour figure, and the modest new income tax powers for Holyrood devised when he was prime minister, edge the party much closer to the quasi-federal plans championed by the Liberal Democrats.
(2) Interaction of viable macrophages with cationic particles at 37 degrees C resulted in their "internalization" within vesicles and coated pits and a closer apposition between many segments of plasmalemma than with neutral or anionic substances.
(3) Greater knowledge about these disorders and closer working relationships with mental health specialists should lead to decreased morbidity and mortality.
(4) Stool weights, defecation frequencies, and transit times in this group are much closer to those of westernized whites than to rural blacks.
(5) We found that the closer location of Mg2+ to the beta-phosphoryl group than to the alpha- or gamma-phosphoryl group was effective in weakening the P-O bond at which the cleavage of ATP catalyzed by most enzymes takes place.
(6) The thickness of the media in the groups behaves like the number of nuclei: in hypertension with the highest values, there is no significant decrease as far as the 8th cross-section, while in the coronary sclerosis and third decade groups the values come closer together after the 6th cross-section.
(7) Since 1987 consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatrists in Europe have decided to develop a closer collaboration to stimulate the development of the C-L field.
(8) Clare Gills, an American journalist and friend of Foley, wrote in 2013: “He is always striving to get to the next place, to get closer to what is really happening, and to understand what moves the people he’s speaking with.
(9) Our results indicate that in recipients of bioprosthetic valves, careful follow-up with closer surveillance of valve and cardiac function and earlier prosthetic replacement might contribute to reducing the risk of reoperation.
(10) The expansion comes hot on the heels of another year of stellar growth in which Primark edged closer to overtaking high street stalwart M&S in sales and profits.
(11) Institutional legitimacy arises from closer links between citizens.
(12) The numbers in the holey tube regenerate are statistically different from normal but they are closer to normal than after similar regeneration in a regular silicone tube.
(13) "We try to get closer to the people, we try to get lower down the command structures and we try to be more embedded than sometimes the Americans appear to do," the defence secretary said.
(14) Recommendations are made suggesting closer scrutiny of this region of the spine.
(15) For those biochemical experiments in which a closer link to 'physiological relevance' was desired, it was necessary to develop the technology to isolate large numbers of a single identifiable kidney cell type.
(16) He was telling me: ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re winning this clearly.’ But the rounds were much closer than he was seeing them.
(17) They also made it clear that they would seek to use the award to bring their two countries closer together and said they would invite their prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India, to the award ceremony in Oslo in December.
(18) After being opposed for so many years, the two most dominant institutions on the island are now on trajectories that draw them closer.
(19) And if the fathers of Europe, Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman , were alive today, they would see that their aim, to get Europe to move to a proper union through a series of crises, has moved a step closer.
(20) One speaker at an international conference in Bodrum this week asked what would have happened if Turkey had been held closer by the EU?