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A bright shining individual that stands out among others. The know all be all end all for all things.
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
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1) An object, usually a light, that directs attention to a specific place or area.

2) How idiots spell "bacon".
You can't miss the airport, just keep an eye out for the beacons. They're there for a reason.

My wife left me a note on how to make that omelette. I need eggs, cheese, green papers, diced ham and something called beacon.
by SuperMcBlah September 14, 2009
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Also a city in downstate NY. See definition "Tree City, City of Beacon, or Beacon, NY"
Where u at?

tree city
by Finch31 May 06, 2005
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A beak-shaped large nose. Not all.
1: 'That Nigel guy has a HUGE beacon!'
2: 'Watch out, he's turning round, he might knock us out!'
by 10-year-olds May 16, 2008
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A City in Southern Dutchess County in which is know to be pot-infested drug addict wasteland full of mostly Catholics that unanimously approve of the usage of Marijuana and named their city "Tree City". They send their kids to public schools that are ranked lowest in Dutchess County. Really religious people send their kids to *Private Catholic Schools* Beaconites are known to be racist to many groups of people they don't prefer. Two being Gays (not Lesbians) and Autistics.

Beacon is often stereotyped to be a picture-perfect Hudson Valley suburb of NYC.

The mayor of Beacon as of June 27th 2010 is hated even by Beaconites, in fact, Beaconites don't know what to say about them. He wanted to close down their on the spot and very helpful Fire Department Engine One, while residents easily signed a petition, and he's done other questionable actions to make life harder for Beacon residents.

Beacon has a grudge held towards it by the Poughkeepsie Journal newspaper. One can see this when articles about Beaconites are written like this fake obituary "Joe Smith, who was from Beacon a lifelong Beaconite, has died in his home in Beacon. He was from Beacon, and went to Beacon schools, and regularly attended games in Dutchess County and Beacon. He was a Beacon wrestler for his JV Beacon Bulldogs team in Beacon High School which is located in Beacon, New York."
*Poughkeepsie resident walks to his car after meeting several Beaconites and having a very rough time at lunch being criticized he's from Poughkeepsie.*

Lifelong Beacon Resident: Where are you from?

Poughkeepsie Resident: Poughkeepsie.

Lifelong Beacon Resident: Lol, dang you guys got lots of problems... wow! I don't like Poughkeepsie.

Poughkeepsie Resident: What's the problem? Every area has good and bad to it--

Lifelong Beacon Resident: Lol, that's *coughs up flem from yesterday night's Friday Night Main Street party and spits while Poughkeepsie resident flinches* ta-- *ahem* that's mad funny, I'm dying *cough*!!! Hahaha, whatever *walks away, socially backs off and coughs a bit more flem up*

*Poughkeepsie resident walks away in disbelief*
by VanillaCoffee June 27, 2010
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a decent sized city in Dutchess County in New York given a horrible reputation by people outside of Beacon. It is a historical site, and once was a center of industry in new york, particularly in the hat making business with the Mattewan family.
Today, it is surrounded by Fishkill and Newburgh, both much less desirable places to live. Most of the activity in the city takes place on Main Street, which runs from the Fishkill creek to Rt.9. the schools are small, but have a lot to be desired, such as a working security dept. there is quite a marijuana and tobacco smoking problem in the city, particularly of adolescents in the school system. These crackheads in training take one step outside of the schools and smoke right next to the schools property and police on stand by who wont do a damned thing about it.

Beacon has several nice areas, but you have to sift through the rest, like the riverfront and east main, which are horrible areas to be caught in.

all in all, if you can sift through the bullshit, Beacon is a pretty nice albeit underrated area in Dutchess County
non-beaconite-man, ive heard so much crap about Beacon. i dont see why anyone would live there!

beaconite- alot has changed since the 90's. beacon has changed alot and is a very nice place to live
by the dog 1 January 28, 2012
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