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Synonyms for beam
bimbeam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radio beam, beamnoun

    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. beamnoun

    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 beamnoun

    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, irradiationnoun

    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. beamnoun

    (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. beamnoun

    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, beamverb

    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. beamverb

    smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

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

  9. shine, beamverb

    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. beamverb

    express with a beaming face or smile

    "he beamed his approval"

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

  11. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmitverb

    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, shineverb

    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, shineverb

    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  
  2. smileadjective

    a smile full of light, excitement, and pure joy.

    “the child beams up at me.”

    Submitted by Alyssamking4 on June 5, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beamnoun

    Synonyms:
    GIRDER, piece of timber

  2. beamnoun

    Synonyms:
    ray, pencil, streak, gleam, GLIMMER

  3. beamverb

    Synonyms:
    shine, emit rays

  4. beamverb

    Synonyms:
    shoot forth, emit in rays or beams

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beamnoun

    Synonyms:
    girder, joist, ray, gleam

  2. beamverb

    Synonyms:
    gleam, shine, glitter, glisten, scintillate

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Beam":

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How to use beam in a sentence?

  1. Jim Carrey:

    At that time there was a beam that could catapult people to the stars, and that was ‘ The Tonight Show, ’ we all gathered around the heat of that. … If Johnny liked me it meant something to me, that I ’m not only good at what I do but he thinks I ’m intelligent and likes to talk to me.

  2. Jason Crusan:

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

  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. Keoki Jackson:

    Fiber-optics lasers are revolutionizing direct energy systems, we are investing in every component of the system – from the optics and beam control to the laser itself – to drive size, weight, and power efficiencies.

  5. Robert Vallieres:

    A big beam came flying off of a truck and caught me in the temple area. I woke up in a medical hospital somewhere, a few days later, they sent me back to my unit and then I became really ill with an aneurysm on the verge of bursting in my heart.


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