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    beam - Dictionary definition and meaning for word beam

    Definition
    (noun) a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    Synonyms : radio beam
    Definition
    (noun) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction Definition
    (noun) a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
    Synonyms : electron beam , ray
    Definition
    (noun) a column of light (as from a beacon) Definition
    (noun) (nautical) breadth amidships Definition
    (noun) the broad side of a ship
    Example Sentence
    • they sighted land on the port beam
    Definition
    (noun) a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
    Synonyms : balance beam
    Definition
    (verb) smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression Definition
    (verb) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
    Synonyms : shine
    Example Sentence
    • The sun shone bright that day
    • The fire beamed on their faces
    Definition
    (verb) express with a beaming face or smile
    Example Sentence
    • he beamed his approval
    Definition
    (verb) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    Synonyms : air , broadcast , send , transmit
    Example Sentence
    • We cannot air this X-rated song
    Definition
    (verb) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
    Synonyms : glow , radiate , shine
    Example Sentence
    • Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna
    Definition
    (verb) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
    Synonyms : glow , radiate , shine
    Example Sentence
    • She was beaming with joy
    • Her face radiated with happiness
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