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KK Pronunciation

〔 bim 〕


〔 biːm 〕

Overview of noun beam

The noun beam has 7 senses

  • radio beam, beam -- (a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather)

  • beam -- (long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction)

  • beam, ray, electron beam -- (a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation)

  • beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation -- (a column of light (as from a beacon))

  • beam -- ((nautical) breadth amidships)

  • beam -- (the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam")

  • balance beam, beam -- (a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts)

Overview of verb beam

The verb beam has 6 senses

  • beam -- (smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression)

  • shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

  • beam -- (express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval")

  • air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit -- (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song")

  • glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna")

  • glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (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")