Definitions for beam

Definitions for (noun) beam

Main entry: balance beam, beam

Definition: a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts

Main entry: beam

Definition: long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

Main entry: beam

Definition: the broad side of a ship

Usage: they sighted land on the port beam

Main entry: beam

Definition: (nautical) breadth amidships

Main entry: radio beam, beam

Definition: a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather

Main entry: beam, beam of light, shaft, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam

Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

Main entry: ray, beam, electron beam

Definition: a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

Definitions for (verb) beam

Main entry: beam

Definition: smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

Main entry: broadcast, send, transmit, beam, air

Definition: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

Usage: We cannot air this X-rated song

Main entry: beam

Definition: express with a beaming face or smile

Usage: he beamed his approval

Main entry: beam, glow, radiate, shine

Definition: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

Usage: She was beaming with joy; Her face radiated with happiness

Main entry: shine, glow, radiate, beam

Definition: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

Usage: Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Main entry: shine, beam

Definition: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

Usage: The sun shone bright that day; The fire beamed on their faces

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