Definition of Beam:

  1. (of a light or light source) shine brightly.

  2. Transmit (a radio signal or broadcast) in a specified direction.

  3. A ray or shaft of light.

  4. Construct a ceiling with exposed beams.

  5. A long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or part of a building, usually to support the roof or floor above.

  6. Horizontal or inclined structural member spanning a distance between one or more supports, and carrying vertical loads across (transverse to) its longitudinal axis, as a girder, joist, purlin, or rafter. Three basic types of beams are: (1) Simple span, supported at both ends, (2) Continuous, supported at more than two points, and (3) Cantilever, supported at one end with the other end overhanging and free.

  7. A radiant or good-natured look or smile.

  8. Smile radiantly.

Synonyms of Beam

Joist, Purlin, Girder, Spar, Support, Strut, Stay, Brace, Scantling, Batten, Transom, Lintel, Stringer, Balk, Board, Timber, Plank, Lath, Rafter, Ray, Shaft, Stream, Streak, Pencil, Finger, Shine, Radiate, Glare, Glitter, Gleam, Shimmer, Glimmer, Twinkle, Flash, Flare, Streak, 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, Angle rafter, Arc-boutant, Atomic beam, Atomic ray, Audio signal, Backside, Balk, Bank, Bar, Batten, Be bright, Be in heaven, Be pleased, Beacon, Beam, Beam of light, Beat signal, Bedazzle, Beggar description, Behind, Billet, Blaze, Blind, Blips, Bloom, Board, Boarding, Boom, Border, Bottom, Bounce, Bounces, Box girder, Brace, Breadth, Breakwater, Breastsummer, Bright smile, Broad grin, Broadcast, Broadness, Broadside, Bulwark, Burn, Buttress, Buttress pier, Buttressing, Can, Cant hook, Caper, Caracole, Cheek, Chirp, Chirrup, Chop, Clapboard, Claw bar, Coast, Corbel, Cord, Cordwood, Crack a smile, Crank, Crossbeam, Crosstie, Crow, Crowbar, Dance, Daze, Dazzle, Deal, Delight, Derriere, Die with delight, Diffuse light, Direct signal, Display, Distance across, Double-dot display, Driftwood, Ear-to-ear grin, Echo, Echo signal, Embankment, Equalizing pulse, Expanse, Extent, Fan marker, Fanny, Feel happy, Firewood, Flame, Flank, Flare, Flare path, Flash, Flying buttress, Footing beam, Frolic, Fulgurate, Fullness, Gambol, Gamma ray, Girder, Give light, Glance, Glare, Gleam, Gleaming smile, Glint, Glow, Glowing smile, Go into raptures, Grin, Grinning, Groin, Hammer beam, Hand, Handedness, Handspike, Hanging buttress, Hardwood, Haunch, Hip, Hip rafter, Idiotic grin, Incandesce, Infrared ray, Invisible radiation, Iron crow, Jam, Jetty, Jimmy, Joist, Jowl, Joy, Jutty, Knock dead, Laterality, Lath, Lathing, Lathwork, Latitude, Lattice girder, Laugh, Leam, Lever, Lilt, Limb, Lintel, Local oscillator signal, Log, Lumber, Luster, Many-sidedness, Marker, Marlinespike, Mole, Multilaterality, Newscast, Output pulse, Output signal, Outrigger, Panelboard, Paneling, Panelwork, Patch, Peavey, Pedal, Pencil, Photoemission, Photon, Picture, Picture carrier, Pier, Pier buttress, Pinch bar, Pips, Plank, Planking, Plate girder, Plyboard, Plywood, Pole, Post, Posterior, Prize, Profile, Pry, Puncheon, Purr, Pylon, Quarter, Racon, Radar beacon, Radar signal, Radiate, Radiate cheer, Radiation, Radio, Radio beacon, Radio-frequency amplifier, Radio-frequency signal, Radio-frequency stage, Radiobroadcast, Radiorays, Rafter, Rampart, Ray, Ray of light, Reading, Rear, Reflected signal, Reflection, Retaining wall, Return, Return beam, Return signal, Ribbon, Ribbon of light, Ridge strut, Ridgepole, Ripping bar, Romp, Sardonic grin, Scanning beam, Seat, Seawall, Send, Send out rays, Shaft, Shake, Sheathing, Sheathing board, Sheeting, Shine, Shine brightly, Shingle, Shoot, Shoot out rays, Shore, Shortwave, Shortwave signal, Shoulder, Side, Sideboard, Siding, Sign off, Sign on, Signal, Signal display, Sill, Simper, Sing, Skip, Slab, Slat, Sleeper, Smile, Smile brightly, Smiling, Smirk, Softwood, Solar rays, Sound carrier, Span, Spar, Sparkle, Splat, Sportscast, Spot, Spread, Sprit, Stave, Stick, Stick of wood, Stovewood, Streak, Stream, Stream of light, Streamer, Stringpiece, Strut, Stud, Studding, Stupid grin, Summer, Summertree, Synchronizing signal, Take great satisfaction, Target image, Television channel, Temple, Three-by-four, Tie, Tie beam, Timber, Timbering, Timberwork, Toothful grin, Trace, Transmit, Transmitter signal, Transom, Transverse, Trave, Traverse, Tread on air, Treadle, Trestle, Truss, Truss beam, Two-by-four, Ultraviolet ray, Unidirectional signal, Unilaterality, Vertical synchronizing pulse, Video signal, Violet ray, Voltage pulse, Weatherboard, Whistle, Wideness, Width, Wind cone, Wind indicator, Wind sock, Wireless, Wood, Wrecking bar, Grinning, Smiling, Laughing, Grin, Smile, Bright look, Broadcast, Transmit, Relay, Put out, Send out, Disseminate

How to use Beam in a sentence?

  1. The lunar space module beam was something that was in the works for over 20 years as a black project in the United States Army particularly designed for defense purposes.
  2. A beam of light flashed in front of her.
  3. Vaulted beamed ceilings in the family room.
  4. A beam of satisfaction.
  5. Some construction jobs will involve a very long beam and you will need to have the equipment to move it properly.
  6. The suns rays beamed down.
  7. The light beam ed into James room, reminding him quickly that it was time to get up and go on his morning hike up the mountain.
  8. Beaming a distress signal into space.
  9. She beamed with pleasure.
  10. There are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house.

Meaning of Beam & Beam Definition