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Definition of "beams" []

  • A long thick straight-sided piece of wood, metal, concrete, etc, esp one used as a horizontal structural member (noun)
  • Any rigid member or structure that is loaded transversely (noun)
  • The breadth of a ship or boat taken at its widest part, usually amidships (noun)
  • A ray or column of light, as from a beacon (noun)
  • A broad smile (noun)
  • One of the two cylindrical rollers on a loom, one of which holds the warp threads before weaving, the other the finished work (noun)
  • The main stem of a deer's antler from which the smaller branches grow (noun)
  • The central shaft of a plough to which all the main parts are attached (noun)
  • A narrow unidirectional flow of electromagnetic radiation or particles (noun)
  • The horizontal centrally pivoted bar in a balance (noun)
  • The width of the hips (esp in the phrase broad in the beam) (noun)
  • To send out or radiate (rays of light) (verb)
  • To divert or aim (a radio signal or broadcast, light, etc) in a certain direction (verb)
  • To pass (data, esp business card details, etc) from one hand-held computer to another by means of infrared beams (verb)
  • To smile broadly with pleasure or satisfaction (verb)
  • Plural form of beam. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of beam. (verb)

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Use "beams" in a sentence
  • "*sendz beams and beams and beams* I hup yur kitteh haz recovry bein sperfazt fur yu sew yu nawt habz da worreez on yur bacation"
  • "To keep the ties from pulling through the cardboard, they are often slid through spacers, these little plastic tabs with holes in them that look like beams from a cheap Meccano (tm) set, and the wires are so crimped and tangled that pulling them out through the spacers is nearly impossible."
  • "“The main beams — as far as my research has been able to come up with — are the longest main beams ever recorded on any deer in history,” [taxidermist Rick] Busse said."