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beam

beam

 
 
pronunciation:
bim
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, strong piece of wood or metal that supports parts of a building.
Skyscrapers are built with steel beams.
similar words:
brace
definition 2: light sent out from something.
The sun's beams warmed us.This flashlight has a bright beam.
 
similar words:
light
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: beamed, beaming, beams
definition: to send out over a long distance.
The radio station beams its signal to a large area.
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  building, emotion, happiness, light