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Overview of noun beat

The noun beat has 10 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (1) beat, round

(a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name")

2. (1) pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat

(the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart")

3. (1) rhythm, beat, musical rhythm

(the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat")

4. beat

(a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations)

5. beatnik, beat

(a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior)

6. beat

(the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum")

7. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence

((prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse)

8. beat

(a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat")

9. beat

(a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe")

10. beat

(the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing)


Overview of adj beaten

The adj beaten has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. beaten

(formed or made thin by hammering; "beaten gold")

2. beaten

(much trodden and worn smooth or bare; "did not stray from the beaten path")

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