Associations to the word «Beam»

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BEAM, noun. Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
BEAM, noun. One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building; one of the transverse members of a ship's frame on which the decks are laid - supported at the sides by knees in wooden ships and by stringers in steel ones.
BEAM, noun. (nautical) The maximum width of a vessel
BEAM, noun. The crossbar of a mechanical balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
BEAM, noun. The principal stem of the antler of a deer.
BEAM, noun. (literary) The pole of a carriage.(Can we clean up([1]) this sense?)
BEAM, noun. (textiles) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving and the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven.
BEAM, noun. The straight part or shank of an anchor.
BEAM, noun. The central bar of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.
BEAM, noun. In steam engines, a heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft.
BEAM, noun. A ray or collection of approximatelyly parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body
BEAM, noun. (figuratively) A ray; a gleam
BEAM, noun. One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk.
BEAM, noun. (music) A horizontal bar which connects the stems of two or more notes to group them and to indicate metric value.
BEAM, noun. An elevated rectangular dirt pile used to cheaply build an elevated portion of a railway.
BEAM, verb. (ambitransitive) To emit beams of light; shine; radiate.
BEAM, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To smile broadly or especially cheerfully.
BEAM, verb. (transitive) To furnish or supply with beams; give the appearance of beams to.
BEAM, verb. (transitive) (science fiction) To transmit matter or information via a high-tech wireless mechanism.
BEAM, verb. (transitive) (currying) To stretch on a beam, as a hide.
BEAM, verb. (transitive) (weaving) To put on a beam, as a chain or web.
BEAM, verb. (transitive) (music) To connect (musical notes) with a beam, or thick line, in music notation.
BEAM COMPASS, noun. A device for creating circular curves, which has a central pivot pin, and an outer curb scribing point, connected by a horizontal beam
BEAM COMPASSES, noun. Plural of beam compass
BEAM ENGINE, noun. A kind of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod.
BEAM ENGINES, noun. Plural of beam engine
BEAM SPLITTER, noun. An optical device that splits a beam of light in two by reflecting a portion and transmitting the remainder.
BEAM SPLITTERS, noun. Plural of beam splitter
BEAM TREE, noun. A tree (Sorbus aria, formerly Pyrus aria) related to the apple.
BEAM TREES, noun. Plural of beam tree
BEAM UP, verb. (science fiction) (transitive) To teleport (someone or something) using a (fictional) device, especially from the surface of a planet to an orbiting starship.
BEAM UP, verb. (science fiction) (intransitive) To be teleported, or to teleport oneself, in this manner.
BEAM UP, verb. (intransitive) To appear suddenly, as if by teleport.
BEAM UP, verb. (slang) To get high on drugs, especially crack cocaine.

Dictionary definition

BEAM, noun. A signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather.
BEAM, noun. Long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction.
BEAM, noun. A group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.
BEAM, noun. A column of light (as from a beacon).
BEAM, noun. (nautical) breadth amidships.
BEAM, noun. The broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam".
BEAM, noun. A gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts.
BEAM, verb. Smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression.
BEAM, verb. Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces".
BEAM, verb. Express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval".
BEAM, verb. Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song".
BEAM, verb. Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna".
BEAM, verb. 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".

Wise words

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe