1. [ noun ] a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather
Synonyms: radio_beam
Related terms: signal air
2. [ noun ] long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
Related terms: structural_member timber rafter ridge tie cantilever trave keelson rider_plate header header shore joist keel girder box_beam
3. [ verb ] smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
Related terms: smile
4. [ noun ] (physics) a column of light (as from a beacon)
Synonyms: ray light_beam shaft_of_light shaft ray_of_light irradiation beam_of_light
Related terms: light sunbeam heat_ray laser_beam moonbeam low_beam high_beam irradiate
5. [ noun ] (physics) a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
Synonyms: ray electron_beam
Related terms: electromagnetic_radiation particle_beam cathode_ray irradiate
6. [ verb ] express with a beaming face or smile

: "he beamed his approval"

Related terms: express
7. [ verb ] (television) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
Synonyms: send broadcast transmit air

"We cannot air this X-rated song"

Related terms: publicize televize rerun satellite sportscast interrogate broadcast_media broadcast radio_beam air broadcaster transmitter air
8. [ verb ] emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
Synonyms: shine

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces "

Related terms: burn blaze flare outshine beacon glare opalesce flicker twinkle glare beat_down shimmer radiance
9. [ verb ] esp. of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink
Synonyms: glow shine radiate

"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

Related terms: look gleam
10. [ verb ] experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
Synonyms: radiate shine glow

"She was beaming with joy" "Her face radiated with happiness"

Related terms: feel radiance
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2070
12. [ noun ] breadth amidships
Related terms: width wideness ship
13. [ noun ] (sport,games) a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
Synonyms: balance_beam
Related terms: gymnastic_apparatus
Similar spelling:   beamy