Crossword clues for beat
- A regular route for a sentry or policeman
- The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
- A single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies
- Has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
- The sound of stroke or blow
- (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
- A regular rate of repetition
- A stroke or blow
- Patrolman's route
- "___ the Devil," Bogart film
- Assigned route
- Policeman's assigned route
- ____ Generation (Kerouac et al.)
- Finish ahead of
- Recipe instruction
- Thrash or thresh
- Cop's domain
- ___ Generation
- "___ the Clock"
- Habitual route
- Musical pulse
- Tired out
- Policeman's turf
- Heart action
- Habitual path
- Worn out
- Tuckered out
- Cop's milieu
- The conductor keeps it
- Cop's route
- Rock and roll prerequisite
- Newswriter's specialty
- Kerouac or Burroughs
- Kerouac, e.g.
- Ready for the sack
- Flatfoot's circuit
- All in
- Play, as drums
- Dancing stimulus
- Regular drumming
- Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg
- Recipe direction
- Ready to turn in
- Ready to crash
- Cop's path
- Wiped out
- About ready to drop
- Patrolman's rounds
- With 32-Down, 1950s counterculture figures
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Scoop \Scoop\, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch["u]ppe, and also to E. shove. See Shovel.]
A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.
(Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
--J. R. Drake.
A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an ice cream cone with two scoops.
an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a beat. [Newspaper or laboratory cant]
news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's divorce?. [informal]
Scoop net, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river.
Scoop wheel, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.
Undulation \Un`du*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ondulation.]
The act of undulating; a waving motion or vibration; as, the undulations of a fluid, of water, or of air; the undulations of sound.
A wavy appearance or outline; waviness.
The tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of the finger on a string, as of a violin.
The pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison; -- called also beat.
(Physics) A motion to and fro, up and down, or from side to side, in any fluid or elastic medium, propagated continuously among its particles, but with no translation of the particles themselves in the direction of the propagation of the wave; a wave motion; a vibration.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English beatan "inflict blows on, thrash" (class VII strong verb; past tense beot, past participle beaten), from Proto-Germanic *bautan (cognates: Old Norse bauta, Old High German bozan "to beat"), from PIE root *bhau- "to strike" (see batter (v.)). Of the heart, c.1200, from notion of it striking against the breast. Meaning "to overcome in a contest" is from 1610s (the source of the sense of "legally avoid, escape" in beat the charges, etc., attested from c.1920 in underworld slang).\n
\nPast tense beat is from c.1500, probably not from Old English but a shortening of Middle English beted. Dead-beat (originally "tired-out") preserves the old past participle. Meaning "strike cover to rouse or drive game" (c.1400) is source of beat around the bush (1570s), the metaphoric sense of which has shifted from "make preliminary motions" to "avoid, evade." Command beat it "go away" first recorded 1906 (though "action of feet upon the ground" was a sense of Old English betan). To beat off "masturbate" is recorded by 1960s. For beat generation see beatnik.
"defeated, overcome by effort," c.1400, from past tense of beat (v.). Meaning "tired, exhausted," is by 1905, American English.
c.1300, "a beating, whipping; the beating of a drum," from beat (v.). As "throb of the heart" from 1755. Meaning "regular route travelled by someone" is attested from 1731, also "a track made by animals" (1736), from the sense of the "beat" of the feet on the ground (late Old English), or perhaps that in beat the bushes to flush game (c.1400), or beat the bounds (1560s). Extended to journalism by 1875. Musical sense is by 1842, perhaps from the motion of the conductor and the notion of "beating the time":\n\nIt is usual, in beating the time of a piece of music, to mark or signalize the commencement of every measure by a downward movement or beat of the hand, or of any other article that may be used for the purpose ....
["Godfrey Weber's General Music Teacher," 1842]\nEarlier in music it meant a sort of grace note:\n\nBEAT, in music, a transient grace note, struck immediately before the note it is intended to ornament. The beat always lies half a note beneath its principal, and should be heard so closely upon it, that they may almost seem to be struck together.
["The British Encyclopedia," London, 1809]\n
1 (context US slang English) exhausted 2 dilapidated, beat up 3 (context gay slang English) fabulous 4 (context slang English) boring 5 (context slang of a person English) ugly n. 1 A stroke; a blow. 2 A pulsation or thro
3 A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece. 4 A rhythm. 5 (context music English) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament. 6 The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency 7 A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect. 8 The route patrolled by a police officer or a guard. 9 (context by extension English) An area of a person's responsibility, especially 10 # In journalism, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business et
). 11 (cx dated English) An act of reporting news or scientific results before a rival; a scoop. 12 (cx colloquial dated English) That which beats, or surpasses, another or others. 13 (context dated English) A place of habitual or frequent resort. 14 (context archaic English) A low cheat or swindler. 15 The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music. 16 (cx hunting English) The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively. 17 (cx fencing English) A smart tap on the adversary's blade. vb. (context transitive English) To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike. Etymology 2
n. A beatnik.
adj. very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip" [syn: all in(p), beat(p), bushed(p), dead(p)]
n. a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name" [syn: round]
a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior [syn: beatnik]
the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat"
a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
v. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" [syn: beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish]
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students" [syn: beat up, work over]
hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
glare or strike with great intensity; "The sun was beating down on us"
move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" [syn: flap]
sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream" [syn: scramble]
strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; "beat one's breast"; "beat one's foot rhythmically"
be superior; "Reading beats watching television"; "This sure beats work!"
avoid paying; "beat the subway fare" [syn: bunk]
move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping" [syn: flap]
indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
make by pounding or trampling; "beat a path through the forest"
produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; "beat the drum"
strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
Beat or beats may refer to:
Beat is the ninth studio album by the British rock band King Crimson, released in 1982 by record label E.G. It is the first King Crimson studio album to feature a band line-up identical to that of their previous album.
Beat is the UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, it celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014.
The charity is dedicated to helping people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, emotional overeating, EDNOS and other eating disorders, and providing information to the public about these conditions.
BEAT is a citrus-flavored soft drinkby The Coca-Cola Company released in Mexico in 2002. It was a Mexican version of citrus soft drinks like Mello Yello or Surge and a response to the release in Mexico of Mountain Dew by PepsiCo. Beat was discontinued in 2005. In 2009, it was re-launched in South Africa.
In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level). The beat is often defined as the rhythm listeners would tap their toes to when listening to a piece of music, or the numbers a musician counts while performing, though in practice this may be technically incorrect (often the first multiple level). In popular use, beat can refer to a variety of related concepts including: tempo, meter, specific rhythms, and groove.
Metric levels faster than the beat level are division levels, and slower levels are multiple levels. See Metric structure. Beat has always been an important part of music.
When tuning instruments that can produce sustained tones, beats can readily be recognized. Tuning two tones to a unison will present a peculiar effect: when the two tones are close in pitch but not identical, the difference in frequency generates the beating. The volume varies like in a tremolo as the sounds alternately interfere constructively and destructively. As the two tones gradually approach unison, the beating slows down and may become so slow as to be imperceptible.
Beat were a Finnish band who represented their country in Eurovision Song Contest 1990. The group performed the song Fri? (Free?) in Swedish and finished 21st out of 22 countries, scoring 8 points. The group was composed of members Janne Engblom, Kim Engblom, Tina Krausen and Tina Petersson.
The song was also recorded in Finnish and English.
Beat is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Gary Walkow, concerning the period of writer William S. Burroughs's life that he spent with his wife, Joan Vollmer, leading up to her accidental killing in 1951.
The film stars Kiefer Sutherland as Burroughs, Courtney Love as Joan, Norman Reedus as Lucien Carr, and Ron Livingston as Allen Ginsberg. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2000 and was entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival.
"Beat" is the fourth single from Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura. It was released as the second single from her album, Circle, on October 5, 2005. It peaked at #7 on the Oricon charts.
Beat is a Japanese movie released in its country of origin in 1998. Directed by Amon Miyamoto, the film's narrative is set in Okinawa in the 1960s, during the military occupation by the American government. The plot was inspired by Naminoue no Maria, a novel by the Okinawan writer Eiki Matayoshi.
Beat was screened during Critics' Week at the 1998 Venice International Film Festival.
Beat (pronounced "BEH-awe-t") is a German male given name, derived from the Latin name Beatus, which means "blessed". The name is common in German-speaking Switzerland because of St Beatus of Lungern, considered a patron saint. The female variant is Beate. The name Beat may refer to:
- Beat Bosch (born 1971), Swiss athlete
- Beat Breu (born 1957), Swiss cyclist
- Beat Fehr (1943–1967), Swiss racing driver
- Beat Feuz (born 1987), Swiss alpine skier
- Beat Forster (born 1983), Swiss ice hockey player
- Beat Furrer (born 1954), Austrian composer
- Beat Gähwiler (born 1965), Swiss athlete
- Beat Gerber (born 1982), Swiss ice hockey player
- Beat Hefti (born 1978), Swiss bobsledder
- Beat Koch (born 1972), Swiss cross country skier
- Beat Kuert (born 1946), Swiss film director
- Beat Mändli (born 1969), Swiss equestrian
- Beat Müller (born 1978), Swiss sport shooter
- Beat Raaflaub (born 1946), Swiss conductor
- Beat Richner (born 1947), Swiss doctor
- Beat Rüedi (1920–2009), Swiss ice hockey player
- Beat Schwerzmann (born 1966), Swiss rower
- Beat Seitz (born 1973), Swiss bobsledder
- Beat Streuli (born 1957), Swiss artist
- Beat Sutter (born 1962), Swiss football player
- Beat Wyss (born 1947), Swiss art historian
- Beat Zberg (born 1971), Swiss cyclist
Beat is 1997 South Korean gangster film directed by Kim Sung-su and written by Sam Shin about a high school dropout who is forced into gang life. Jung Woo-sung played the lead Min and Ko So-young his love interest Romy. The plot is based on a bestselling graphic novel by Huh Young-man.
The role solidified Jung as a leading Korean actor and was also based on his real-life experience as a high school dropout. This was the third and final film pairing Jung and Ko, but the director would later work with Jung again in Musa (2001).
BEAT is a song recorded by American singer and YouTube personality Ricky Dillon. The track was recorded in Los Angeles, California at Create Studios.
Beat is the second studio album by Bowery Electric. It was released on November 12, 1996 by Kranky and Beggars Banquet Records.
In police terminology, a beat is the territory and time that a police officer patrols. Beat policing is based on traditional policing (late 19th century) and utilises the close relationship with the community members within the assigned beat to strengthen police effectiveness and encourage cooperative efforts to make a safer community. Beat police typically patrol on foot or bicycle which provides more interaction between police and community members.
Before the advent of personal radio communications, beats were organised in towns and cities to cover specific areas, usually shown on a map in the police station and given some sort of name or number. Officers reporting on duty would be allocated a beat by their sergeant and sometimes given a card indicating that the officer should be at a particular point at set times, usually half an hour, or forty-five minutes apart. The points would usually be telephone kiosks, police pillars or boxes, or perhaps public houses where it would be possible to phone the officer should he be needed to respond to an incident. The officer would remain at the point for five minutes and then patrol the area gradually making his way to the next point.
Beats in town centres would be relatively small areas but in the suburbs much larger. A shortfall in manpower would mean that one or more beats would be left unpatrolled at the discretion of the duty sergeant.
Sometime during an officer's shift, he could expect a supervisory officer to meet him at one of the points. This ensured the beat patrol was being correctly carried out and was an opportunity to discuss problems. The supervisory officer would sign the officer or constable's pocket book, ensuring that it was up to date.
It was expected that a constable would learn all about each beat he covered, even though they would not necessarily be the same one each shift. A new constable would usually be shown around the beats by an experienced constable who would point out important considerations. These would include vulnerable premises such as banks and post offices, perhaps showing the officer where a peephole would give a view of a safe. A constable was expected to learn where known criminals resided or resorted and which public houses might be the source of problems or keeping late hours.
The same principles extended to beats patrolled on bicycles or in motor vehicles. Even with radio communication, the patrol vehicle would be expected to visit and remain at certain points at particular times, enabling supervisors to meet up with the patrolling officer or to give a visible police presence at times when this was deemed particularly needed.
Missing a point without good reason was regarded very seriously and was often the cause of disciplinary action against an officer. Beat officers were commonly used in the 1800s.
Usage examples of "beat".
Heart beating too fast, Abrim suited up and stepped into the personnel lock.
Beats on his struggling form, which sinks at length Prone, and the aereal ice clings over it.
It worked, up until he tried to beat some Afghani smugglers at their own game.
Our great Washington found that out, and the British officer that beat Bonaparte, the bread they gave him turned sour afore he got half through the loaf.
Marks and Charlie Akers hauled Nash into Module Three, the storage compartment across the corridor from the command center, and there they beat the shit out of him.
There was still a beaten way between the tree-boles, though not overwide, albeit, a highway, since it pierced the wood.
A series of loud crashes from behind it quickly followed as Alec and Wethis beat a hasty retreat.
And it said that the men had beaten its ayah, but that the havildar Ben Allar had sent it down the road to ask its way to the house of the Nawab.
As usual, when I used the loo I found that someone with pubic alopecia had beaten me to it.
And in those same dreams she would dance naked before Amir Bedawi, moving ever closer and closer to him, drawn like a moth beating its wings too close to the flame.
Laura could neither stop the beating, nor get it across to Masri that Amir was in danger.
I beat the bush to flush out whoever was behind my amnesia, I got you.
Emaa had tried to force her into living in Niniltna, the womb to which she had fled from the stifling, swarming confines of college, the place waiting for her on long weekends and vacations between time on the job in Anchorage, the one place in the world able to heal the wounds inflicted by five and a half years of casework featuring raped and beaten women and abused children, her home, her center, her sanctuary, her refuge.
Life, ordered irregularity, aperiodic crystal, signal in a field of noise, required that wonder and reverence, both coded for, beat out success if anything is to survive.
He saw that he was on the highest point of the island,a statue on this vast pedestal of granite, nothing human appearing in sight, while the blue ocean beat against the base of the island, and covered it with a fringe of foam.