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Meaning of beam

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  beam
      n 1: a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane
           pilots in darkness or bad weather [syn: {radio beam},
           {beam}]
      2: long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in
         construction
      3: a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
         [syn: {beam}, {ray}, {electron beam}]
      4: a column of light (as from a beacon) [syn: {beam}, {beam of
         light}, {light beam}, {ray}, {ray of light}, {shaft}, {shaft
         of light}, {irradiation}]
      5: (nautical) breadth amidships
      6: the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port
         beam"
      7: a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts [syn: {balance
         beam}, {beam}]
      v 1: smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial
           expression
      2: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun
         shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
         [syn: {shine}, {beam}]
      3: express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his
         approval"
      4: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We
         cannot air this X-rated song" [syn: {air}, {send},
         {broadcast}, {beam}, {transmit}]
      5: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or
         pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna" [syn:
         {glow}, {beam}, {radiate}, {shine}]
      6: 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" [syn: {glow}, {beam},
         {radiate}, {shine}]


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