Definitions for the word, 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.

(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.

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

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

(n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.

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

(n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.

(n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.

(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.

(n.) The pole of a carriage.

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

(n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.

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

(v. i.) To emit beams of light.

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

12 words found in the Scrabble word, beam

Scrabble letter values
A is 1 points
B is 3 points
C is 3 points
D is 2 points
E is 1 points
F is 4 points
G is 2 points
H is 4 points
I is 1 points
J is 8 points
K is 5 points
L is 1 points
M is 3 points
N is 1 points
O is 1 points
P is 3 points
Q is 10 points
R is 1 points
S is 1 points
T is 1 points
U is 1 points
V is 4 points
W is 4 points
X is 8 points
Y is 4 points
Z is 10 points Information
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