Dictionary Results for beam


1. beam - noun

· a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather

Synonym(s): radio_beam

Hypernym(s): signal, signaling, sign




2. beam - noun

· long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

Hypernym(s): structural_member, piece




3. beam - noun

· a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

Synonym(s): ray, electron_beam

Hypernym(s): electromagnetic_radiation, electromagnetic_wave, nonparticulate_radiation




4. beam - noun

· a column of light (as from a beacon)

Synonym(s): beam_of_light, light_beam, ray, ray_of_light, shaft, shaft_of_light, irradiation

Hypernym(s): light, visible_light, visible_radiation




5. beam - noun

· (nautical) breadth amidships

Hypernym(s): width, breadth




6. beam - noun

· the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam"

Hypernym(s): side




7. beam - noun

· a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts

Synonym(s): balance_beam

Hypernym(s): gymnastic_apparatus, exerciser




8. beam - verb

· smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

Hypernym(s): smile




9. beam - verb

· emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

Synonym(s): shine




10. beam - verb

· express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"

Hypernym(s): express, show, evince




11. beam - verb

· broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"

Synonym(s): air, send, broadcast, transmit

Hypernym(s): publicize, publicise, air, bare




12. beam - verb

· have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

Synonym(s): glow, radiate, shine

Hypernym(s): look, appear, seem




13. beam - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): glow, radiate, shine

Hypernym(s): feel, experience





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