Definition of Beam


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


  • 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"
  • have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
  • broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    "We cannot air this X-rated song"
  • express with a beaming face or smile
    "he beamed his approval"
  • emit light
    be bright, as of the sun or a light
    "The sun shone bright that day"
    "The fire beamed on their faces"
  • smile radiantly
    express joy through one's facial expression
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble beam

15 unscramble word found using the letters beam.

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