HyperDic: beam

English > 13 senses of the word beam:
NOUNcommunicationbeam, radio beama signal transmitted along a narrow path
artifactbeamlong thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
phenomenonbeam, ray, electron beama group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
phenomenonbeam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiationa column of light (as from a beacon)
attributebeam(nautical) breadth amidships
artifactbeamthe broad side of a ship
artifactbeam, balance beama gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
VERBbodybeamsmile radiantly
weatherbeam, shineemit light
communicationbeamexpress with a beaming face or smile
communicationbeam, air, send, broadcast, transmitbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
perceptionbeam, glow, radiate, shinehave a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
emotionbeam, glow, radiate, shineexperience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
beam > pronunciation
Soundsbiy'm
Rhymesacademe ... upstream: 40 rhymes with iym...
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather.
Synonymradio beam
Broadersignal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
Verbsbeambroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaninglong thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction.
Narrowerbox beam, box girderA beam built up from boards
cantileverprojecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
girderA beam made usually of steel
headerA framing member crossing and supporting the ends of joists, studs, or rafters so as to transfer their weight to parallel joists, studs, or rafters
header, lintelhorizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
joistbeam used to support floors or roofs
keelOne of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel
keelsonA longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it
rafter, balk, baulkOne of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
rider plateA horizontal beam (or plate) connected to the top of a ship's vertical keel or to the keelson
ridge, ridgepole, rooftreeA beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top
shore, shoringA beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
tie, tie beamA horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
timberA beam made of wood
trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspieceA horizontal beam that extends across something
BroaderpieceA separate part of a whole
structural membersupport that is a constituent part of any structure or building
SubstanceswoodThe hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Spanishviga
Catalanbiga
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningA group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.
Synonymsray, electron beam
Narrowercathode rayA beam of electrons emitted by the cathode of an electrical discharge tube
particle beamA collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
Broaderelectromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiationRadiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA column of light (as from a beacon).
Synonymsbeam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation
Narrowerheat rayA ray that produces a thermal effect
high beamThe beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
laser beamA beam of light generated by a laser
low beamThe beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
moonbeam, moon ray, moon-rayA ray of moonlight
sunbeam, sunrayA ray of sunlight
Broaderlight, visible light, visible radiation(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Spanishhaz de luz, haz, irradiación, rayo de luz, rayo
Catalanraig
Adjectivesbeamyradiating or as if radiating light
Verbsbeamemit light
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaning(nautical) breadth amidships.
CategoryshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Broaderwidth, breadthThe extent of something from side / side to side / side
Spanishmanga
Adjectivesbeamybroad in the beam
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe broad side of a ship.
Example"they sighted land on the port beam"
BroadersideAn extended outer surface of an object
English > beam: 13 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts.
Synonymbalance beam
Broadergymnastic apparatus, exercisersports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
Spanishbarra de equilibrio
Catalanbarra d'equilibri, barra d'equilibris
English > beam: 13 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningsmile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadersmilechange one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
Catalansomriure
English > beam: 13 senses > verb 2, weather
Meaningemit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelLights beam on the horizon; The horizon is beaming with lights
Example "The fire beamed on their faces"
Synonymshine
Caused byshineThrow or flash the light of (a lamp)
Narrowerbeaconshine like a beacon
beat downshine hard
blazeshine brightly and intensively
burn, glowshine intensely, as if with heat
flare, flameshine with a sudden light
flicker, flickshine unsteadily
glareshine intensely
outshineshine brighter than
shimmershine with a weak or fitful light
twinkle, winkle, scintillateemit or reflect light in a flickering manner
Spanishbrillar, lucir, relucir, relumbrar, resplandecer
Catalanbrillar, lluir, relluir, resplendir
Nounsbeama column of light (as from a beacon)
English > beam: 13 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningExpress with a beaming face or smile.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"he beamed his approval"
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
English > beam: 13 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsair, send, broadcast, transmit
Categorybroadcast medium, broadcastingA medium that disseminates via telecommunications
Cause toairBe broadcast
Narrowerinterrogatetransmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
rerun, rebroadcastbroadcast again, as of a film
satellitebroadcast or disseminate via satellite
sportscastbroadcast a sports event
telecast, televisebroadcast via television
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Spanishdivulgar, emitir, radiar, retransmitir, transmitir
Catalandivulgar, emetre, radiar, transmetre
Nounsbeama signal transmitted along a narrow path
English > beam: 13 senses > verb 5, perception
MeaningHave a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsglow, radiate, shine
Broaderlook, appear, seemGive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
Spanishbrillar, irradiar, lucir, resplandecer
Catalanbrillar, relluir, resplendir
English > beam: 13 senses > verb 6, emotion
MeaningExperience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She was beaming with joy"
Synonymsglow, radiate, shine
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

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