Beam

  • 41beam — ray, beam are comparable when they denote a shaft of light. This conception of light as a shaft is fixed in our language but is not always in keeping with modern scientific views of the nature of light. Ray suggests emanation from a center or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 42Beam Me Up — Infobox Single Name = Beam Me Up Artist = Tay Dizm featuring T Pain and Rick Ross Album = Length = B side = Released = August 19 2008 Format = Digital download Recorded = 2007 2008 Genre = Hip hop Length = 3:40 Label = Nappy Boy Digital/Jive… …

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  • 43Beam —    1) (The King s or Great)    Used for weighing heavy goods, avoirs du pois (Cal. L. Bk. A. p. 191), in contradistinction to the small beam for weighing light goods.    Foreign merchants were, by the customs of the City, bound to weigh their… …

    Dictionary of London

  • 44beam — 1. noun 1) an oak beam Syn: joist, lintel, rafter, purlin; spar, girder, balk, timber, two by four, plank; support, strut; scantling, transom, stringer, collar beam, I beam 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 45beam — i. A processed and directed pulse of energy. ii. An invisible path produced by radio signals. An aircraft can follow the beam when approaching or going away from a navigational fix. A radar detects an aircraft when it is illuminated by its beam.… …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 46beam — 1. noun 1) an oak beam Syn: plank, timber, joist, rafter, lintel, spar, girder, support 2) a beam of light Syn: ray, shaft, stream, streak …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 47beam up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms beam up : present tense I/you/we/they beam up he/she/it beams up present participle beaming up past tense beamed up past participle beamed up in science fiction stories, to bring someone back to their… …

    English dictionary

  • 48beam — See: OFF THE BEAM, ON THE BEAM …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 49beam — See: OFF THE BEAM, ON THE BEAM …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 50Beam —    Occurs in the Authorized Version as the rendering of various Hebrew words. In 1 Sam. 17:7, it means a weaver s frame or principal beam; in Hab. 2:11, a crossbeam or girder; 2 Kings 6:2, 5, a cross piece or rafter of a house; 1 Kings 7:6, an… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 51beam — See: off the beam, on the beam …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 52beam — [biːm] noun [C] I 1) a long thick piece of wood, metal, or CONCRETE that supports a roof 2) a line of light or energy a laser beam[/ex] II verb beam [biːm] 1) [I] to have a big smile on your face because you are very happy 2) [I/T] to send out… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 53beam — [[t]bim[/t]] n. 1) bui any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, etc., used esp. as rigid members or parts of structures or machines 2) bui a horizontal bearing member, as a joist or lintel, or a transverse supporting structural… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 54beam up — in. to die. (From the television program Star Trek.) □ Pete dead? I didn’t think he was old enough to beam up. □ I was so exhausted after climbing four flights that I was afraid I would beam up …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 55beam — 1. noun /biːm/ a) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use. b) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building; one of the transverse members of a ships frame on which the decks are laid… …

    Wiktionary

  • 56beam — 1. Any bar whose curvature changes under load; in dentistry, frequently used instead of “bar.” 2. A collimated emission of light or other radiation, such as an x ray b.. [O.H.G. Boum] Balkan b. SYN: Balkan frame. cantilever b. in dentistry, a b.… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 57Beam — A tree, as in hornbeam and * whitebeam . Beam was used as a synonym for the Cross. Cf. Tree …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 58beam — Squared timbers were used to support a flat Palestinian roof. In Jesus parable of Luke 6:41 REB uses ‘plank’ for AV ‘beam’, but ‘log’ of NRSV is misleading for English readers …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 59beam — [OE] In Old English times the word bēam (like modern German baum) meant ‘tree’ – a signification preserved in tree names such as hornbeam and whitebeam. But already before the year 1000 the extended meanings we are familiar with today – ‘piece of …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 60beam — a long piece of wood, square or rectangular in cross section, used in buildings, and generally supported at both ends; instead of wood, a beam can be made of steal, or a light alloy, or of concrete. see also plank …

    Mechanics glossary