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beam
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 16
1. Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
2. One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
4. The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
5. The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
9. 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.
11. Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
13. One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; - called also beam feather.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To emit beams of light.
2. To shine.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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