Beam

  • 21beam — n *ray Analogous words: flash, gleam, glint, scintillation, coruscation (see corresponding verbs at FLASH) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 22beam|er — «BEE muhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that beams. 2. Cricket. a ball aimed high by the bowler …

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  • 23beam — beamless, adj. beamlike, adj. /beem/, n. 1. any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, stone, etc., manufactured or shaped esp. for use as rigid members or parts of structures or machines. 2. Building Trades. a horizontal bearing… …

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  • 24beam — I n. shaft of light 1) to direct, shine a beam at 2) a high; low beam (on a car) 3) a beam from; to signal 4) a radar; radio beam 5) (also fig.) off the beam; on the beam piece of wood 6) a balance beam II v. 1) (B) they beamed the prog …

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  • 25beam — [1] A projection of light. Also see dipped beam headlight beam setting high beam high beam indicator low beam main beam main beam indicator sealed beam [2] A supporting bar. Also see asymmetrical bea …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 26beam — I UK [biːm] / US [bɪm] noun [countable] Word forms beam : singular beam plural beams ** 1) a long thick piece of wood, metal, or concrete that supports a roof a cottage with low oak beams 2) physics a line of light or other form of energy the… …

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  • 27beam — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 ray of light ADJECTIVE ▪ light ▪ bright, intense, powerful ▪ narrow, thin ▪ flashlight …

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  • 28beam — Synonyms and related words: AM signal, CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, FM signal, H beam, I beam, IF signal, IF video signal, IM display, RF amplifier, RF echoes, RF signal, RF stage, TV band, X ray, abutment, actinic ray, actinism,… …

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  • 29beam — beam1 [bi:m] n 1.) a) a line of light shining from the sun, a lamp etc ▪ the beam of a powerful flashlight b) a line of light, energy etc that you cannot see ▪ a laser beam ▪ a beam of electrons 2.) a long heavy piece of wood or metal used in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30beam — n. & v. n. 1 a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or room, usu. to support the structure above. 2 a a ray or shaft of light. b a directional flow of particles or radiation. 3 a bright look or smile. 4 a a series of… …

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  • 31beam — 01. The deer stood frozen in the [beam] of our car s headlights. 02. A beautiful warm sun [beamed] down on the children playing in the park. 03. The Olympic Games are [beamed] by satellite to almost every country in the world. 04. The [beams] in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 32beam — /bim / (say beem) noun 1. a thick, long piece of timber, shaped for structural use. 2. a similar piece of metal, stone, etc. 3. Building Trades one of the main horizontal supporting members in a building or the like, as for supporting a roof or… …

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  • 33beam — {{11}}beam (n.) O.E. beam originally living tree, but by late 10c. also rafter, post, ship s timber, from W.Gmc. *baumaz (Cf. O.Fris. bam tree, gallows, beam, M.Du. boom, O.H.G. boum, Ger. Baum tree ), perhaps from PIE verb root *bheue to grow… …

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  • 34beam — beam1 [ bim ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to smile widely because you are very happy: He beamed with satisfaction. 2. ) transitive to send radio signals or television pictures through the air using electronic equipment: beam to/across/over etc.:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 35beam — noun 1》 a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used horizontally in building to support a load above.     ↘a narrow horizontal length of squared timber used for balancing exercises in gymnastics. 2》 a horizontal beam supporting the deck… …

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  • 36béam — m ( es/ as) 1. a tree; on héanne béam gestígan to climb the high oak (to beat down acorns); 2. the tree, cross, gallows; 3. a column, pillar; 4. 2 wood, a ship; 5. a beam, splint, post, a stock of a tree; 5a. beam, rafter, piece of wood; 5b. a… …

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  • 37beam — I. noun Etymology: Middle English beem, from Old English bēam tree, beam; akin to Old High German boum tree Date: before 12th century 1. a. a long piece of heavy often squared timber suitable for use in construction b. a wood or metal cylinder in …

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  • 38beam — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. shine, glow; smile. n. ray, gleam; joist, timber. See light, support. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A relatively long, stout bar] Syn. timber, brace, rafter, stringer, stud, two by four, scantling, strut,… …

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  • 39beam — [[t]bi͟ːm[/t]] beams, beaming, beamed 1) VERB If you say that someone is beaming, you mean that they have a big smile on their face because they are happy, pleased, or proud about something. [WRITTEN] [V at/with n] Frances beamed at her friend… …

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  • 40beam — 1 noun (C) 1 LIGHT a) a shining line of light from the sun, a lamp etc: We could see the beams of searchlights scanning the sky. b) a line of light, energy etc that you cannot see: a laser beam | The intruder passed through an infra red alarm… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English