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1 beam

A signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather.

synonym: radio beam.

Roget 236: laterality; side, flank, quarter, lee; hand; cheek, jowl, jole, wing; profile; temple, parietes [Lat.], loin, ... show more

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

2 beam

Long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction.

Dutch: balk, bint
Polish: bal, belka, dyl

3 beam

A group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.

synonyms: electron beam, ray.

Polish: promień

4 beam

A column of light (as from a beacon).

synonyms: beam of light, irradiation, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

Dutch: stralenbundel

5 beam

nautical Breadth amidships.

6 beam

The broad side of a ship.

Dutch: biels, bundel, dissel, straal

7 beam

A gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts.

synonym: balance beam.

Dutch: evenwichtsbalk
Polish: balans, balansjer, równoważnia


1 beam

Smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression.

2 beam

Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light:
— The fire beamed on their faces.

synonym: shine.

Roget 845: be beautiful etc. adj.; shine, beam, bloom; become one etc. (accord) 23; set off, grace.    render beautiful ... show more

Dutch: schijnen, stralen

3 beam

Express with a beaming face or smile.

4 beam

Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.

synonyms: air, broadcast, send, transmit.

Dutch: uitzenden

5 beam

Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink.

synonyms: glow, radiate, shine.

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

6 beam

Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion:
— She was beaming with joy.

synonyms: glow, radiate, shine.

Dutch: afstralen, glimmen, glunderen, stralen

Moby thesaurus: AM signal, CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, FM signal, H beam, I beam, IF signal, IF video signal, IM display, RF amplifier, RF echoes, RF signal, RF stage, TV band, X ray, abutment, actinic ray, actinism, amplitude ... show more.

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