beat


beat

noun

Definition of BEAT

2
a rhythmic expanding and contracting <a single beat of the heart is said to be all that separates the vice president from the presidency>
3
the recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity <moved to the beat of the music>
4
a very small space of time <within a beat he was on the phone complaining about an error in his bill>
Related Words microsecond; snatch, spurt
Near Antonyms aeon (or eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime

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