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beams

noun
plural of beam

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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beams

verb
present tense third-person singular of beam

Synonyms & Antonyms of beams (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to emit rays of light
  • a lighthouse has beamed from this site since the 1790s

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2 to express an emotion (as amusement) by curving the lips upward
  • my father beamed when I showed him my new car

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“Beams.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beams. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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