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beam

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of beam

  1. a narrow sharply defined line of light radiating from an object <we'll need a flashlight that casts a broader beam in order to really see anything> Synonyms shaft, rayRelated Words moonbeam, sunbeam, sunburst; laser, spotlight




beam

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of beam

  1. 1 to emit rays of light <a lighthouse has beamed from this site since the 1790s> Synonyms shine, radiate, rayRelated Words blaze, burn, fire, flame, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, glow, luminesce, sheen, shimmer; blink, coruscate, flare, flash, flicker, luster (or lustre), scintillate, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkle; beat (down), glare; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, lighten; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzleNear Antonyms blacken, darken; lower (also lour)

  2. 2 to express an emotion (as amusement) by curving the lips upward <my father beamed when I showed him my new car> Synonyms smile, grinRelated Words laugh, simper; smirk, sneerNear Antonyms grimace; frown, glare, gloom, glower, lower (also lour), scowl; pout, sulk




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