"beam" in the noun sense
1. radio beam, beam
a signal transmitted along a narrow path guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
3. beam, ray, electron beam
a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
4. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation
a column of light (as from a beacon)
nautical) breadth amidships
the broad side of a ship
"they sighted land on the port beam"
7. balance beam, beam
a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
"beam" in the verb sense
smile radiantly express joy through one's facial expression
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"
express with a beaming face or smile
"he beamed his approval"
4. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
"We cannot air this X-rated song"
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"
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"
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