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beam meaning and definition

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BEAM noun

Definition of beam (noun)

  1. a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
  2. long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  3. a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  4. a column of light (as from a beacon)
  5. (nautical) breadth amidships
  6. the broad side of a ship
    • "they sighted land on the port beam"
  7. a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts

BEAM verb

Definition of beam (verb)

  1. smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
  2. emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
    • "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
    • synonyms: shine
  3. express with a beaming face or smile
    • "he beamed his approval"
  4. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
  5. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
  6. 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"
    • synonyms: glow, radiate, shine
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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