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beam

 
Noun beam has 6 senses
  1. radio beam, beam - a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather
    --1 is a kind of signal, signaling, sign
    Derived form: verb beam4
  2. beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
    --2 is a kind of
    structural member
    --2 has particulars:
     box beam, box girder; cantilever; girder; header; header, lintel; joist; keel; keelson; rafter, balk, baulk; rider plate; ridge, ridgepole, rooftree; shore, shoring; tie, tie beam; timber; trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspiece
  3. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation - a column of light (as from a beacon)
    --3 is a kind of light, visible light, visible radiation
    --3 has particulars:
     heat ray; high beam; moonbeam, moon ray, moon-ray; sunbeam, sunray; laser beam; low beam
    Derived form: verb beam2
  4. beam, ray, electron beam - a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
    --4 is a kind of electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
    --4 has particulars: cathode ray; particle beam
  5. beam - (nautical) breadth amidships
    --5 is a kind of
    width, breadth
  6. balance beam, beam - a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
    --6 is a kind of gymnastic apparatus, exerciser
Verb beam has 6 senses
  1. beam - smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
    --1 is one way to
    smile
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. 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"
    Derived form: noun beam3
    Sample sentences:
    Lights beam on the horizon
    The horizon is beaming with lights
  3. beam - express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
    --3 is one way to
    express, show, evince
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  4. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit - broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
    --4 is one way to publicize, publicise, air, bare
    Derived form: noun beam1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. glow, beam, radiate, shine - especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
    --5 is one way to look, appear, seem
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  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"
    --6 is one way to feel, experience
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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