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A long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used to support the roof or floor of a building
“It transpired that the oak beam supporting the floor had collapsed.”
A ray or shaft of light
“It throws a beam of light which is so powerful it could be seen from the moon.”
A radiant or good-natured look or smile
“The blond-haired boy bit his lip as a wide beam spread over his face.”
To emit rays of light
“… a lighthouse has beamed from this site since the 1790s.”
Smile broadly
“She beamed at her friend with undisguised admiration.”
Shine, as a light
“In almost every town, big and small, street lights beam just as much light up and out as they do down, illuminating much more than just the street.”
Make electronic transfer
“This signal cannot carry as much information as a high-gain signal where the available power is concentrated to beam the signal accurately back to its target.”
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