Definitions for



Overview of noun beam

The noun beam has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (9) radio beam, beam

(a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather)

2. (9) beam

(long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction)

3. (3) beam, ray, electron beam

(a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation)

4. (3) beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation

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

5. beam

((nautical) breadth amidships)

6. beam

(the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam")

7. balance beam, beam

(a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts)


Overview of verb beam

The verb beam has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) beam

(smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression)

2. (1) shine, beam

(emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

3. (1) beam

(express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval")

4. (1) air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit

(broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song")

5. glow, beam, radiate, shine

(have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna")

6. glow, beam, radiate, shine

(experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness")

Synonym.com © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
Classroom | Privacy Policy | Terms | Ad Choices