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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 of beam shaft, rayWords Related to beam 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 of beam shine, radiate, rayWords Related to beam 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 of beam 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 of beam smile, grinWords Related to beam laugh, simper; smirk, sneerNear Antonyms of beam grimace; frown, glare, gloom, glower, lower (also lour), scowl; pout, sulk



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