abeam

adverb or adjective
\ ə-ˈbēm How to pronounce abeam (audio) \

Definition of abeam

: off to the side of a ship or plane especially at a right angle to the middle of the ship or plane's length

First Known Use of abeam

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abeam

a- entry 1 + beam entry 1

Learn More About abeam

Dictionary Entries Near abeam

Abe

abeam

abear

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for abeam

Cite this Entry

“Abeam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abeam. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!