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Definitions of beam:
  • noun:   long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  • noun:   (nautical) breadth amidships
  • noun:   a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • noun:   a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  • noun:   a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
  • noun:   a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather
  • verb:   smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
  • verb:   express with a beaming face or smile
    Example: "He beamed his approval"
  • verb:   especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink
  • verb:   emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
    Example: "The fire beamed on their faces"
  • verb:   experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
    Example: "She was beaming with joy"
  • verb:   broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 16666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #2070)

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