Meaning of beam

Definition of beam

(noun) a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
a column of light (as from a beacon)
(nautical) breadth amidships
the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam"
a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
(verb) smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
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"

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