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  1. beam

    • IPA[bēm]

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    • n.
      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;another term for balance beam
    • v.
      transmit (a radio signal or broadcast) in a specified direction;(in science fiction) transport someone instantaneously to another place, especially to or from a spaceship
    • noun: beam, plural noun: beams

    • verb: beam, 3rd person present: beams, gerund or present participle: beaming, past tense: beamed, past participle: beamed

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 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:

      there are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house

      the cottage boasts a wealth of exposed beams

    • 2. another term for balance beam
    • 3. a horizontal piece of squared timber or metal supporting the deck and joining the sides of a ship:

      the watertight skin and deck were put on over this framework of ribs and beams

    • 4. 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

    • 5. a ship's breadth at its widest point:

      a cutter with a beam of 16 feet

    • 6. the width of a person's hips:

      notice how broad in the beam she's getting?

    • 7. the main stem of a stag's antler:

      the wide beams sprouted ten main tines

    • 8. the crossbar of a balance.
    • 9. (especially in a stationary steam engine) an oscillating shaft through which the vertical piston movement is transmitted to the crank or pump.
    • 10. the main timber of a horse-drawn plow.
    • 11. a ray or shaft of light:

      a beam of light flashed in front of her

      the flashlight beam dimmed perceptibly

    • 12. a directional flow of particles or radiation:

      beams of electrons

    • 13. a series of radio or radar signals emitted to serve as a navigational guide for ships or aircraft:

      the detector simply pinpoints the radar beams that other ships transmit

    • 14. a radiant or good-natured look or smile:

      a beam of satisfaction

    • v.
      動詞
    • 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, especially 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

    • n. a principal beam which transmits a load directly to a column.

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    • n. a narrow horizontal bar raised off the floor, on which a gymnast balances while performing exercises.

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    • n. a setting of a vehicle's headlights providing short-range illumination, used on lit roads and when visible to oncoming traffic.

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    • n. a setting of a vehicle's headlights providing short-range illumination, used on lit roads and when visible to oncoming traffic.

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    • n. the brightest setting of a vehicle's headlights.

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    • n. the brightest setting of a vehicle's headlights; full beam.

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    • n. a horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss.

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    • n. a transverse beam.

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    • n.
      a long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used to support the roof or floor of a building:
    • there are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house

      the cottage boasts a wealth of exposed beams

    • v.
      transmit (a radio signal or broadcast) in a specified direction:
    • the satellite beamed back radio signals to scientists on Earth

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