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1. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather.

Synonyms

  • signal
  • radio beam
  • signaling

Antonyms

  • ride
  • ratite
  • dark
  • bright

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Beam

  • chromakalim
  • sephardim
  • hapoalim
  • downstream
  • upstream
  • sarofim
  • ibrahim
  • haradim
  • extreme
  • supreme
  • maxime
  • vadim
  • stream
  • scream
  • rodime
  • regime
  • redeem
  • rahim
  • raheem
  • pezim
  • passim
  • joaquim
  • joachim
  • hakeem
  • esteem
  • daelim
  • basim
  • avrim
  • agleam
  • steam

How do you pronounce beam?

Pronounce beam as bim.

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Sentences with beam


1. Noun, singular or mass
Start at the burr and follow the outside of the beam to the tip.

Quotes about beam


1. Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron

2. A painting is more than the sum of its parts,' he would tell me, and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you've got magic.
- Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

3. Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world.
- Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

2. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction.

Synonyms

  • crosspiece
  • timber
  • trave
  • ridge
  • tie
  • piece
  • box girder
  • balk
  • shore
  • rafter
  • baulk
  • tie beam
  • traverse
  • wood
  • structural member
  • joist
  • ridgepole
  • keel
  • rider plate
  • header
  • rooftree
  • crossbeam
  • keelson
  • lintel
  • box beam
  • shoring
  • girder

Antonyms

  • disconnect
  • disjoin
  • detach
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. beam

verb. ['ˈbiːm'] smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression.

Antonyms

  • impure

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] a column of light (as from a beacon).

Synonyms

  • visible radiation
  • low beam
  • light beam
  • sunbeam
  • high beam
  • ray of light
  • light
  • shaft of light
  • shaft
  • laser beam
  • heat ray
  • visible light
  • moon-ray
  • beam of light
  • sunray
  • irradiation
  • moon ray
  • ray

Antonyms

  • dullness
  • light
  • extinguish
  • darken

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.

Synonyms

  • cathode ray
  • electromagnetic radiation
  • nonparticulate radiation
  • electron beam
  • electromagnetic wave
  • ray

Antonyms

  • rise
  • heavy
  • chaste
  • fatty

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. beam

verb. ['ˈbiːm'] express with a beaming face or smile.

Synonyms

  • express
  • show

Antonyms

  • intemperate
  • compact
  • indigestible

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. beam

verb. ['ˈbiːm'] emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light.

Synonyms

  • flicker
  • outshine
  • beacon
  • blaze
  • flare
  • flick
  • twinkle
  • scintillate
  • beat down
  • shimmer
  • glow
  • flame
  • shine
  • winkle
  • glare

Antonyms

  • obscurity
  • wet
  • ample
  • adorned

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. beam

verb. ['ˈbiːm'] broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.

Synonyms

  • broadcast
  • send
  • telecast
  • air
  • bare
  • rebroadcast
  • publicise
  • satellite
  • rerun
  • sportscast
  • televise
  • transmit
  • interrogate

Antonyms

  • stressed
  • heavy-footed
  • deep
  • serious

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. beam

verb. ['ˈbiːm'] experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion.

Synonyms

  • radiate
  • shine
  • experience
  • glow

Antonyms

  • heavy-duty
  • thick
  • absorb
  • hypopigmentation

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] (nautical) breadth amidships.

Synonyms

  • breadth

Antonyms

  • obey
  • leave

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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