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beam

 (bēm)
n.
1. A squared-off log or a large, oblong piece of timber, metal, or stone used especially as a horizontal support in construction.
2. Nautical
a. A transverse structural member of a ship's frame, used to support a deck and to brace the sides against stress.
b. The breadth of a ship at the widest point.
c. The side of a ship: sighted land off the starboard beam.
3. Informal The widest part of a person's hips: broad in the beam.
4. A steel tube or wooden roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
5. An oscillating lever connected to an engine piston rod and used to transmit power to the crankshaft.
6.
a. The bar of a balance from which weighing pans are suspended.
b. Sports A balance beam.
7. The main horizontal bar on a plow to which the share, coulter, and handles are attached.
8. One of the main stems of a deer's antlers.
9.
a. A ray or shaft of light.
b. A concentrated stream of particles or a similar propagation of waves: a beam of protons; a beam of light.
10. A radio beam.
v. beamed, beam·ing, beams
v.intr.
1. To radiate light; shine.
2. To smile expansively.
v.tr.
1. To emit or transmit: beam a message via satellite.
2. To express by means of a radiant smile: He beamed his approval of the new idea.
Idiom:
on the beam
1. Following a radio beam. Used of aircraft.
2. On the right track; operating correctly.

[Middle English bem, from Old English bēam; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beaming - cheerful and brightbeaming - cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
2.beaming - pleased and proudbeaming - pleased and proud; "beaming parents"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
3.beaming - radiating or as if radiating lightbeaming - radiating or as if radiating light; "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

beaming

adjective
1. smiling, happy, grinning, pleasant, sunny, cheerful, cheery, joyful, chirpy (informal), light-hearted his mother's beaming eyes
Translations

beaming

[ˈbiːmɪŋ] ADJsonriente, radiante

beaming

[ˈbiːmɪŋ] adj
[sun] → radieux/euse
[smile] → radieux/euse

beaming

adj sunstrahlend; smile, face(freude)strahlend

beaming

[ˈbiːmɪŋ] adj (sun) → splendente; (face, smile) → raggiante
References in classic literature ?
She pities him, so she is good to him," aid Jo, beaming at her from the croquet ground.
The manhood of Heyward felt no shame in dropping tears over this spectacle of affectionate rapture; and Uncas stood, fresh and blood- stained from the combat, a calm, and, apparently, an unmoved looker-on, it is true, but with eyes that had already lost their fierceness, and were beaming with a sympathy that elevated him far above the intelligence, and advanced him probably centuries before, the practises of his nation.
The delighted Dick, with conscious vanity beaming from every feature of his shining face, lightly waved the compliment aside with his handkerchief, as she continued, "But I am forgetting the message.
Stay a moment, if you please," said the Judge, again beaming sunshine out of his face.
Canst thou deem it, Hester, a consolation that I must stand up in my pulpit, and meet so many eyes turned upward to my face, as if the light of heaven were beaming from it
It stands on a knoll, surrounded by locust, trees and lofty elms, from among which its decent, whitewashed walls shine modestly forth, like Christian purity beaming through the shades of retirement.