To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.
- To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
- To attract because of an inviting or enticing appearance: "a lovely, sunny country that seemed to beckon them on to the Emerald City” ( L. Frank Baum).
- To make a signaling or summoning gesture.
- To be inviting or enticing.
- A gesture of summons.