beam

Part of speech: verb

To send out as rays of light.

Part of speech: verb

To furnish with beams.

Part of speech: verb

To burnish.

Part of speech: verb

To shine; be radiant.

Part of speech: noun

A long horizontal piece of wood, stone, or metal in the frame of a building.

Part of speech: noun

The bar of a balance.

Part of speech: noun

A ray of light, or a group of rays.

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Usage examples "beam":

  1. He fixed his eyes on hers now, and the light in them first quivered, then grew steady as a beam. - "Hetty Wesley", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. A feather- a breath- and the beam might be kicked against him. - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
  3. " There he is," said John, pointing to the tall figure, rigid, under the close- drawn white folds; " we found him here only an hour ago, hung from the beam." - "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.