Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun beam

7 senses of beam

Sense 1
radio beam, beam -- (a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather)
       => signal, signaling, sign -- (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped")

Sense 2
beam -- (long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction)
       => structural member -- (support that is a constituent part of any structure or building)
       => piece -- (a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence")

Sense 3
beam, ray, electron beam -- (a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation)
       => electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation -- (radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge)

Sense 4
beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation -- (a column of light (as from a beacon))
       => light, visible light, visible radiation -- ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window")

Sense 5
beam -- ((nautical) breadth amidships)
       => width, breadth -- (the extent of something from side to side)

Sense 6
beam -- (the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam")
       => side -- (an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house")

Sense 7
balance beam, beam -- (a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts)
       => gymnastic apparatus, exerciser -- (sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beam

6 senses of beam

Sense 1
beam -- (smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression)
       => smile -- (change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure)

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
beam -- (express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 4
air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit -- (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 5
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")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 6
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")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

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