Definitions of beam

The word "beam" uses 4 letters: abem.

BEAM is playable in:

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Scrabble US8
Scrabble UK8

n. - Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use. 2

n. - One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship. 2

n. - The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another. 2

n. - The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended. 2

n. - The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches. 2

n. - The pole of a carriage. 2

n. - A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam. 2

n. - The straight part or shank of an anchor. 2

n. - The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it. 2

n. - A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam. 2

n. - A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat. 2

n. - Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort. 2

n. - One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather. 2

v. t. - To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light. 2

v. i. - To emit beams of light. 2

Direct anagrams of beam:

bema10 mabe10

Words formed by adding one letter before or after beam (in bold), or to abem in any order:


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