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Synonyms for beam
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radio beam, beam(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray, shaft, shaft of light, ray of light, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  2. beam(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, shaft, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  3. beam, ray, electron beam(noun)

    a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray, ray of light, re, shaft of light, shaft, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  4. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation(noun)

    a column of light (as from a beacon)

    Synonyms:
    shaft, peter, pecker, diaphysis, radio beam, ray of light, actinotherapy, radiation, re, cock, rotating shaft, shaft of light, dick, barb, prick, electron beam, balance beam, scape, slam, spear, dig, calamus, tool, lance, radiotherapy, light beam, quill, gibe, beam of light, putz, jibe, radiation therapy, irradiation, ray, shot

  5. beam(noun)

    (nautical) breadth amidships

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, shaft, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  6. beam(noun)

    the broad side of a ship

    "they sighted land on the port beam"

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, shaft, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  7. balance beam, beam(verb)

    a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray, shaft, shaft of light, ray of light, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  8. beam(verb)

    smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

    Synonyms:
    radiate, broadcast, shine, glow, transmit, send, air

  9. shine, beam(verb)

    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

    "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, smoothen, polish, reflect, broadcast, glitter, air, gleam, transmit, strike, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send, radiate

  10. beam(verb)

    express with a beaming face or smile

    "he beamed his approval"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, broadcast, shine, glow, transmit, send, air

  11. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit(verb)

    broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    "We cannot air this X-rated song"

    Synonyms:
    convey, circulate, air out, transfer, get off, place, spread, impart, mail, radiate, send off, commit, station, bare, post, communicate, glow, publicise, channelize, ship, channelise, ventilate, disperse, circularize, institutionalise, channel, carry, shine, transport, disseminate, pass around, direct, charge, publicize, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, send out, conduct, vent, air, institutionalize, circularise, send, aerate, transmit

  12. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

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

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send

  13. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

    "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send

Editors Contribution

  1. grinned

    smiling broadly

    fake smile

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beam(n.)

    Synonyms:
    GIRDER, piece of timber

  2. beam(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ray, pencil, streak, gleam, GLIMMER

  3. beam(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shine, emit rays

  4. beam(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shoot forth, emit in rays or beams

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beam(n)

    Synonyms:
    girder, joist, ray, gleam

  2. beam(v)

    Synonyms:
    gleam, shine, glitter, glisten, scintillate

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How to use beam in a sentence?

  1. Martin Fischer:

    We use a black box, a laser, and a camera, the laser beam is expanded vertically to form a thin sheet of light, which we shine through slits on the left and right of the box.

  2. Julie Cochrane:

    What a crazy world we live in Trying to treat addiction as a legal problem, and trying to treat criminal misbehaviors using guns as a medical problem Beam me up, Scotty. Ain't no intelligent life down here.

  3. Seneca:

    To see a man fearless in dangers, untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared; all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.

  4. Jason Crusan:

    We’re fortunate to have the space station to demonstrate potential habitation capabilities like BEAM.

  5. Simone Biles:

    I'm pretty pleased because that's how I train beam and it finally felt good to go out there and hit a beam routine... because I feel like every time... I just bomb it, overall, I still feel like I could do better. My goal going into tonight was to not be great, just to do well. I feel like I accomplished that and made it into finals. Yay!


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