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    Definition:
    Beam - (n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
    Beam - (n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
    Beam - (n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
    Beam - (n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
    Beam - (n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
    Beam - (n.) The pole of a carriage.
    Beam - (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.
    Beam - (n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.
    Beam - (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.
    Beam - (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.
    Beam - (n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
    Beam - (n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
    Beam - (n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
    Beam - (v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.
    Beam - (v. i.) To emit beams of light.
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    Abeam - (adv.) On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side.
    Beamed - (imp. & p. p.) of Beam
    Beaming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beam
    Beambird - (n.) A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa gricola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.
    Beamed - (a.) Furnished with beams, as the head of a stag.
    Beamful - (a.) Beamy; radiant.
    Beamily - (adv.) In a beaming manner.
    Beaminess - (n.) The state of being beamy.
    Beaming - (a.) Emitting beams; radiant.
    Beamingly - (adv.) In a beaming manner; radiantly.
    Beamless - (a.) Not having a beam.
    Beamless - (a.) Not emitting light.
    Beamlet - (n.) A small beam of light.
    Beam tree - () A tree (Pyrus aria) related to the apple.
    Beamy - (a.) Emitting beams of light; radiant; shining.
    Beamy - (a.) Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.
    Beamy - (a.) Having horns, or antlers.
    Breastbeam - (n.) The front transverse beam of a locomotive.
    Crossbeam - (n.) A girder.
    Crossbeam - (n.) A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable is fastened when riding at anchor.
    Embeam - (v. t.) To make brilliant with beams.
    Eyebeam - (n.) A glance of the eye.
    Forebeam - (n.) The breast beam of a loom.
    Hammer-beam - (n.) A member of one description of roof truss, called hammer-beam truss, which is so framed as not to have a tiebeam at the top of the wall. Each principal has two hammer-beams, which occupy the situation, and to some extent serve the purpose, of a tiebeam.
    Hardbeam - (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus, of compact, horny texture; hornbeam.
    Hornbeam - (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus (C. Americana), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States, and is also called ironwood. The English hornbeam is C. Betulus. The American is called also blue beech and water beech.
    Inbeaming - (n.) Shining in.
    Moonbeam - (n.) A ray of light from the moon.
    Quickbeam - (n.) See Quicken tree.
    Scalebeam - (n.) The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.
    Scalebeam - (n.) A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.
    Sharebeam - (n.) The part of the plow to which the share is attached.
    Sunbeam - (n.) A beam or ray of the sun.
    Tiebeam - (n.) A beam acting as a tie, as at the bottom of a pair of principal rafters, to prevent them from thrusting out the wall. See Illust. of Timbers, under Roof.
    Weighbeam - (n.) A kind of large steelyard for weighing merchandise; -- also called weighmaster's beam.
    Whitebeam - (n.) The common beam tree of England (Pyrus Aria); -- so called from the white, woolly under surface of the leaves.
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Abeam - adv. At right angles to a ship's or an aircraft's length.
    Hornbeam - n. Tree with a hard tough wood.
    Moonbeam - n. Ray of moonlight.
    Sunbeam - n. Ray of sunlight.

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