Definition of beam

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • beam is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 8
  • beam is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 8
  • beam is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 10

Definition of beam


  • a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. electron beam
    2. ray
  • emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light (verb)

    Examples

    1. The fire beamed on their faces

    Synonyms

    1. shine
  • a column of light (as from a beacon) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. beam of light
    2. irradiation
    3. light beam
    4. ray
    5. ray of light
    6. shaft
    7. shaft of light
  • a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. radio beam
  • experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion (verb)

    Examples

    1. She was beaming with joy

    Synonyms

    1. glow
    2. radiate
    3. shine
  • broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. air
    2. broadcast
    3. send
    4. transmit
  • have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. glow
    2. radiate
    3. shine
  • a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. balance beam
  • express with a beaming face or smile (verb)

    Examples

    1. he beamed his approval
  • long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction (noun)
  • (nautical) breadth amidships (noun)
  • smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression (verb)
  • the broad side of a ship (noun)

    Examples

    1. they sighted land on the port beam

See definition of beam in Merriam Webster

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