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beams, plural;
  1. Transmit (a radio signal or broadcast) in a specified direction
    • - beaming a distress signal into space
    • - the TV station begins beaming into homes in the new year
  2. (in science fiction) Transport someone instantaneously to another place, esp. to or from a spaceship
    • - Scotty, beam me up!
  3. (of a light or light source) Shine brightly
    • - the sun's rays beamed down
  4. Smile radiantly
    • - she beamed with pleasure
    • - a beaming smile
  5. Express (an emotion) with a radiant smile
    • - the teacher beamed her approval
    • - “Isn't that wonderful, Beatrice?” beamed the nun
  6. Construct a ceiling with exposed beams
    • - vaulted beamed ceilings in the family room
  1. 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

  2. A horizontal piece of squared timber or metal supporting the deck and joining the sides of a ship

  3. The direction of an object visible from the port or starboard side of a ship when it is perpendicular to the center line of the vessel
    • - there was land in sight on the port beam
  4. A ship's breadth at its widest point
    • - a cutter with a beam of 16 feet
  5. The width of a person's hips
    • - notice how broad in the beam she's getting?
  6. The main stem of a stag's antler

  7. The crossbar of a balance

  8. (esp. in a stationary steam engine) An oscillating shaft through which the vertical piston movement is transmitted to the crank or pump

  9. The main timber of a horse-drawn plow

  10. A ray or shaft of light
    • - a beam of light flashed in front of her
    • - the flashlight beam dimmed perceptibly
  11. A directional flow of particles or radiation
    • - beams of electrons
  12. A series of radio or radar signals emitted to serve as a navigational guide for ships or aircraft

  13. A radiant or good-natured look or smile
    • - a beam of satisfaction

  1. radio beam: a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
  2. smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
  3. long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  4. shine: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
  5. a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  6. express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
  7. A beam in musical notation is a thick line frequently used to connect multiple consecutive eighth notes (quavers), or notes of shorter value (indicated by two or more beams), and occasionally rests. ...
  8. The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point. Generally speaking, the wider the beam of a ship (or boat), the more initial stability it has, at expense of reserve stability in the event of a capsize, where more energy is required to right the vessel from its inverted position. ...
  9. A beam is a structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting bending. The bending force induced into the material of the beam as a result of the external loads, own weight, span and external reactions to these loads is called a bending moment.
  10. Michael Stearns (born 1948) is a United States musician and composer of ambient music. He is also known as a film composer, sound designer and soundtrack producer for large format films, theatrical films, documentaries, commercials, and themed attractions.
  11. The Beam (German: Der Hahnenbalken) is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale 149. It is Aarne-Thompson type 987, False Magician Exposed by Clever Girl, with an episode like type 1290, A Fool Mistakes a Flax Field for a Lake.
  12. Beams is a Japanese clothing brand, established in 1976, whose chief executive officer (CEO) is Yo Shitara. Besides stores in many places in Japan, they have branch offices in New York, Milan, London, and Paris.
  13. Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use; One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building; one of the transverse members of a ship's frame on which the decks are laid - supported at the sides by knees in wooden ships and by stringers in ...
  14. (Beams) Dimensional lumber set a top posts at horizontal attitude to support deck substructure.
  15. (Beams) Large sections of timber, which are held in stock, fresh sawn and or air drying in standard sizes.
  16. (Beams) Load bearing cross members, usually timber or steel, that support the upper structure of a building – additional floors and/or roofs.
  17. (Beams) The horizontal beam determines the size of the bay and holds the load. At Redirack, we carry mostly ledged beams and some sizes in box beams, but our plant can produce box beams for you in the size and weight capacity that works best for your storage applications.
  18. (Beams) The horizontal boards that are attached to the post to help carry the weight.
  19. (Beams) are fixed to the top of posts and support the joists. The larger the beam the greater distance between the posts, but larger posts will be required.
  20. (Beams) as in: "Don't cross the..." this can result in Grounding.
  21. (Beams) beam lasers, long range energy turrets
  22. (beams) lines connecting notes with a duration of an eighth note or less, that occur within the time of one beat. The number of beams is equal to the number of flags normally found on the note, so a group of eighth notes has a single beam, a grouping of sixteenth notes has two beams, etc.
  23. Exposed beams has been said to be bad feng shui as they are likened to heavy loads on the body which can have effects on one’s health. ...
  24. A supporting member either of wood or steel. Structural support member (steel, concrete, lumber) transversely supporting a load that transfers weight from one location to another.
  25. A horizontal line which shows two eighth or sixteenth notes belonging to the beat shown on the bottom of the time signature.