1. [I or T] to move your hand or head in a way that tells someone to come nearer:
The customs official beckoned the woman to his counter.
“Hey you!”, she called, beckoning me over with her finger.
2. [I] If something beckons, it attracts people:
For many young people, the bright lights of London beckon, though a lot of them end up sleeping on the streets.
3. [I] If an event or achievement beckons, it is likely to happen:
She’s an excellent student, for whom a wonderful future beckons.