Crossword clues for beam
- Means of support
- Supporting structure
- Sunlight unit
- Gymnastics equipment
- Bit of light
- Support piece
- Light element
- Gymnastic apparatus
- Be visibly elated
- 4x4, e.g
- Word with sun or moon
- Show pride
- House support
- Show elation
- Look radiant
- Display happiness, in a way
- Transport up to the Enterprise
- Sun ray
- Roofing timber
- Roofing support
- Light ray
- Flashlight output
- Flashlight emission
- Betray bliss
- Barn-raising piece
- "___ me up, Scotty!"
- Wooden rafter
- Thick piece of timber
- Sun product
- Smile with joy
- Smile up a storm
- Smile ear-to-ear
- Smile ear to ear
- Searchlight output
- Ray of sunshine
- Ray of sunlight
- Laser ray
- Laser ____
- Jim in a bottle
- It supports one's balance?
- Grin from ear-to-ear
- Balancing bar
- Balance apparatus
- Balance ___ (gymnastics event)
- Balance ___ (gymnastics equipment)
- Word with H or I
- Word that can follow "laser" or "balance"
- Where Biles balances
- Travel in a sci-fi style
- Sun or moon product
- Smile joyously
- Smile big
- Smile and then some
- Show glee
- Ship's width
- Ship's keel, e.g
- Ship's breadth
- Send, "Star Trek"-style
- Sci-fi shot
- Ray, as of sunlight
- Ray of sun
- Radio signal for guidance of aviators
- Radiant smile
- On the ___ (doing well)
- Narrow laser light
- Moon shiner?
- Moon shine?
- Lighthouse emission
- Light from a flashlight
- Laser, for one
- Laser projection
- Laser pointer's output
- Laser or sunlight
- Laser emission
- Joist, e.g
- Joist or lintel
- Jim in the bar
- It may be exposed
- I or T follower
- Horizontal structural member
- Gymnastics prop
- Gymnast's concern
- Gymnast's bar
- Grin widely
- Gaze, as a proud parent
- Exude joy, in a way
- Equipment for balancing
- Ceiling timber
- Cantilever, e.g
- Balancing equipment
- Balance ___ (women's gymnastics apparatus)
- Balance __
- Aviator’s guide
- All-around event, along with floor, vault and bars
- "___ made up, Scotty"
- Something in the roof unsettled me: ie bat
- Widest part
- Smile broadly
- Jim at the bar
- Grin broadly
- Laser output
- Flashlight's projection
- Gymnast's perch
- Smile widely
- Skyscraper support
- Gymnast's place
- It may be high or low on a car
- Show pleasure
- Bit of moonlight
- Laser light
- Radiant look
- Ceiling support
- Show pride, in a way
- It travels at the speed of light
- Grin from ear to ear
- Smile proudly
- Show one's teeth?
- Gymnastics apparatus, for short
- Light from a headlight
- Smile from ear to ear
- Bit of moonshine
- Appear elated
- Cantilever, e.g.
- Show of pride
- Appear thrilled
- Flashlight light
- Ship's keel, e.g.
- Look elated
- Ray of light
- Searchlight element
- Put on a happy face
- Look ecstatic
- Gymnastics event, informally
- 4x4, e.g.
- Guides pilots in darkness or bad weather
- A gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
- Breadth amidships
- A group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
- Long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
- A signal transmitted along a narrow path
- A column of light (as from a beacon)
- Smile warmly
- It plays a supporting role
- Smile radiantly
- Show delight
- Apparatus for Retton
- Item for Retton
- Side of a ship
- Light shaft
- Show great pleasure
- I or sun follower
- Smile expansively
- I or H
- Width of a ship
- Word with laser or radar
- Look happy
- On the ___ (functioning well)
- Ship part
- Headlight light
- Wear a happy face
- Smile lovingly
- Off the ___ (erring)
- Sun or building
- Off the ___ (wrong)
- Vessel's width
- Apparatus used by women gymnasts
- Wide smile gives support
- Supporting member making us smile broadly
- Sunny smile?
- Smile; piece of timber
- Smile widely; ray
- Smile broadly, seeing supporting member
- Smile brings some light
- Fish out of river is a ray
- Roof supporter
- Ray; structural timber
- Ray’s broad smile
- Piece of gym equipment making one smile
- Broadcast live in two different ways
- Broadcast live with a mike
- Construction piece
- Bit of sunshine
- Shaft of light
- Broad smile
- Building support
- Structural support
- Light up
- Bit of sunlight
- Support staff?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Beam \Beam\ (b[=e]m), n. [AS. be['a]m beam, post, tree, ray of light; akin to OFries. b[=a]m tree, OS. b[=o]m, D. boom, OHG. boum, poum, G. baum, Icel. ba[eth]mr, Goth. bagms and Gr. fy^ma a growth, fy^nai to become, to be. Cf. L. radius staff, rod, spoke of a wheel, beam or ray, and G. strahl arrow, spoke of a wheel, ray or beam, flash of lightning. [root]97. See Be; cf. Boom a spar.]
Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
The beams of a vessel are strong pieces of timber stretching across from side to side to support the decks.
The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
The doubtful beam long nods from side to side.
The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
The pole of a carriage. [Poetic]
A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.
The straight part or shank of an anchor.
The main part 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.
(Steam Engine) 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; -- called also working beam or walking beam.
A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
How far that little candle throws his beams!
(Fig.): A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
Mercy with her genial beam.
One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
Abaft the beam (Naut.), in an arc of the horizon between a line that crosses the ship at right angles, or in the direction of her beams, and that point of the compass toward which her stern is directed.
Beam center (Mach.), the fulcrum or pin on which the working beam of an engine vibrates.
Beam compass, an instrument consisting of a rod or beam, having sliding sockets that carry steel or pencil points; -- used for drawing or describing large circles.
Beam engine, a steam engine having a working beam to transmit power, in distinction from one which has its piston rod attached directly to the crank of the wheel shaft.
Before the beam (Naut.), in an arc of the horizon included between a line that crosses the ship at right angles and that point of the compass toward which the ship steers.
On the beam, in a line with the beams, or at right angles with the keel.
On the weather beam, on the side of a ship which faces the wind.
To be on her beam ends, to incline, as a vessel, so much on one side that her beams approach a vertical position.
Beam \Beam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beamed (b[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Beaming.] To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.
Beam \Beam\, v. i. To emit beams of light.
He beamed, the daystar of the rising age.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"emit rays of light," early 15c., from beam (n.) in the "ray of light" sense. Sense of "to smile radiantly" is from 1804; that of "to direct radio transmissions" is from 1927. Related: Beamed; beaming.
Old English beam originally "living tree," but by late 10c. also "rafter, post, ship's timber," from Proto-Germanic *baumaz (cognates: Old Norse baðmr, Old Frisian bam "tree, gallows, beam," Middle Dutch boom, Old High German boum, German Baum "tree," Gothic bagms), perhaps from PIE verb root *bheue- "to grow" (see be). The shift from *-au- to -ea- is regular in Old English.\n
\nMeaning "ray of light" developed in Old English, probably because it was used by Bede to render Latin columna lucis, the Biblical "pillar of fire." Nautical sense of "one of the horizontal transverse timbers holding a ship together" is from early 13c., hence "greatest breadth of a ship," and slang broad in the beam "wide-hipped" (of persons). To be on the beam (1941) was originally an aviator's term for "to follow the course indicated by a radio beam."
n. 1 Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use. 2 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. 3 (context nautical English) The maximum width of a vessel 4 The crossbar of a mechanical balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended. 5 The principal stem of the antler of a deer. 6 (context literary English) The pole of a carriage.(rfc-sense) 7 (context textiles English) 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. 8 The straight part or shank of an anchor. 9 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. 10 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. 11 A ray or collection of approximatelyly parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body vb. 1 (context ambitransitive English) To emit beams of light; shine; radiate. 2 (context intransitive figuratively English) To smile broadly or especially cheerfully. 3 (context transitive English) To furnish or supply with beams; give the appearance of beams to. 4 (context transitive science fiction English) To transmit matter or information via a high-tech wireless mechanism. 5 (context transitive currying English) To stretch on a beam, as a hide. 6 (context transitive weaving English) To put on a beam, as a chain or web. 7 (context transitive music English) To connect (musical notes) with a beam, or thick line, in music notation.
n. a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather [syn: radio beam]
long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
(nautical) breadth amidships
a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts [syn: balance beam]
v. smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces" [syn: shine]
express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
In musical notation, a beam is a horizontal or diagonal line used to connect multiple consecutive notes (and occasionally rests) in order to indicate rhythmic grouping. Only eighth notes (quavers) or shorter can be beamed. The number of beams is equal to the number of flags that would be present on an un-beamed note.
Beam may refer to:
- Beam (structure), a structural element
- Beam (nautical), the most extreme width (or breadth) of a nautical vessel, or a point alongside the ship at the midpoint of its length
- A narrow, propagating stream of particles or energy:
- Bessel beam
- Gaussian beam
- Laser beam
Charged particle beam
- Cathode ray, or "electron beam"
- Molecular beam
- Charged particle beam
- Beam antenna
- Beam Inc., a spirits company
- Beam (music), a connection line in musical notation
- Balance beam, a piece of gymnastics equipment
- BEAM robotics, an automatically moving machine based on analog electronics
- Beam search, a search algorithm
- Beam Software, a computer game developer
- Beam, Great Torrington, an estate in Devon, England
A beam is a structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting against bending. The bending force induced into the material of the beam as a result of the external loads, own weight, span and external reactions to these loads is called a bending moment. Beams are characterized by their profile (shape of cross-section), their length, and their material.
Beams are traditionally descriptions of building or civil engineering structural elements, but smaller structures such as truck or automobile frames, machine frames, and other mechanical or structural systems contain beam structures that are designed and analyzed in a similar fashion.
The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline. The beam is a bearing projected at right-angles from the fore and aft line, outwards from the widest part of ship. Beam may also be used to define the maximum width of a ship's hull, or maximum width plus superstructure overhangs.
Generally speaking, the wider the beam of a ship (or boat), the more initial stability it has, at expense of reserve stability in the event of a capsize, where more energy is required to right the vessel from its inverted position.
Beam (stylized as BEAM) is the fourth full-length studio album by Japanese singer-lyricist Meg, released on December 5, 2007 in Japan by Universal J. The album is produced by Capsule member Yasutaka Nakata of Perfume fame and is her first album under Universal Music. The album also is simultaneously released with Nakata's other effort with Capsule, Flash Back. The album debuted at number 24 in the Oricon Weekly Charts, selling 10,544 units on its first week of release. Beam was also released in Taiwan on January 4, 2008, and is her only album released in the country.
The album spans two singles: the independent limited release of "Amai Zeitaku" under Meg's now defunct label, Shampoo Nine records, and "OK", her debut single under Universal Music. Beam is Meg's second highest-selling album according to Oricon.
Usage examples of "beam".
Indeed, it is more than likely that the first person to be suspended from the beams in the cellar of 25 Cromwell Street and sexually abused was Rosemary West herself, and that she and her husband then decided to subject other people to the experience.
One tape, in particular, featured a young girl hung up by her arms from a beam in a cellar and abused by two men, one black, one white, while she is helpless.
A hard gamma beam would be suitable, Academician Georgi Markov thought.
When I saw Nanette in my arms, beaming with love, and Marton near the bed, holding a candle, with her eyes reproaching us with ingratitude because we did not speak to her, who, by accepting my first caresses, had encouraged her sister to follow her example, I realized all my happiness.
Almost immediately they crept out from behind the island they could see the lights on the mainland, two or three pinpricks from the watch fires on the walls of the fort, and lantern beams from the buildings outside the walls, spread out along the se afront The three vessels he had spotted from the saddle of the mountains were still anchored in the roads.
Buildings were burning and most of the civilian population was running in aimless panic, looking for a place to escape the phaser beams and swinging blades of the savage invaders.
Then, too, the crowds of admiring spectators, the angel host of captivating beauties with their starry orbs of light, and luxuriant tresses, curling in playful elegance around a face beaming with divinity, or falling in admired negligence over bosoms of alabastrine whiteness and unspotted purity within!
Amarok was gone, Alacrity beamed at Floyt, who still wore a sour look.
He found Shadamehr resting against a wooden beam, Alise cradled in his arms.
In the Solar System, the Amalgams had focused and directed the gravity beams used to tear up the planetary surfaces and launch them into free space.
He brought it down and handed it to Amity, who set it aside on one of the beams which formed the floor of the attic.
The ceiling was so low that its beams were scarred by tracks of ancipital horn points - possibly a deliberate device to emphasize the fact that the Phagorian Guard were never dehorned.
It was also quite monotonous, walking forward in the beam of the searchlight through the anechoic darkness of Rama.
He wedged the rubberized flashlight between two outcroppings of aragonite, and in its beam attached the mask to the air tank, grunting with pain as he tightened the connections with his flayed fingers.
At a nod from the baron, Arga went to the window and dragged apart the thick curtains, letting in beams of dusty daylight.