Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

low beam

noun

Simple Definition of low beam

  • : the setting of a vehicle's headlights that makes the least bright light

Full Definition of low beam

  1. :  a vehicle headlight beam with a short-range focus

Examples of low beam

  1. The car's headlights were on low beam.

  2. Turn on your low beams.



Circa 1952

First Known Use of low beam

circa 1952


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up low beam? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ