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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
beam /bi:m/
  • danh từ
    • (kiến trúc) xà, rầm
    • đòn, cán (cân); bắp (cây); trục cuốn chỉ (máy dệt); gạc chính (sừng hươu)
    • (kỹ thuật) đòn cân bằng; con lắc
    • (hàng hải) sườn ngang của sàn tàu; sống neo
    • tín hiệu rađiô (cho máy bay)
    • tầm xa (của loa phóng thanh)
    • tia; chùm (ánh sáng)
      • electron beam: chùm electron
      • sun beam: tia mặt trời, tia nắng
    • (nghĩa bóng) vẻ tươi cười rạng rỡ
    • to kick the beam
      • nhẹ hơn, nhẹ bỗng lên (cán cân)
    • bị thua
    • on the port beam
      • (hàng hải) bên trái tàu
    • on the starboard beam
      • (hàng hải) bên phải tàu
  • động từ
    • chiếu rọi (tia sáng)
    • rạng rỡ, tươi cười
    • xác định của vị trí máy bay qua hệ thống rađa
    • rađiô phát đi (buổi phát thanh...)
Concise Dictionary
+a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather
+long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
+a column of light (as from a beacon)
+a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
+(nautical) breadth amidships
+a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
+smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
+emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
+express with a beaming face or smile
+broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
+have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
+experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 timber, scantling, girder, rafter; bar, brace, plank, board, stud, trestle:
Are you sure that these beams will support the weight of the upper storeys?
2 ray, gleam; shaft; pencil:
I could just make out his face in the beam of the electric torch.
3 radiate, shine; smile radiantly:
The door opened and the firelight beamed forth onto the snowdrifts. 'I'm so happy to meet you at last', she beamed.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 a line of light, electric waves or PARTICLES: narrow beams of light / sunlight + the beam of a torch / flashlight + a laser / electron beam + (BrE) The approaching car's headlights were on full beam (= shining as brightly as possible and not directed downwards). + (AmE) a car with its high beams on
2 a long piece of wood, metal, etc. used to support weight, especially as part of the roof in a building: The cottage had an original fireplace and exposed oak beams.
3 (especially BrE) (AmE usually the balance beam) a wooden bar that is used in the sport of GYMNASTICS for people to move and balance on: The gymnast performed a somersault on the beam.
4 a wide and happy smile: a beam of satisfaction
Idioms: off beam (informal) not correct; wrong: Your calculation is way off beam.
+ verb
1 [no passive] ~ (sth) (at sb) to have a big happy smile on your face: [V] He beamed at the journalists. + She was positively beaming with pleasure. + [VN] The barman beamed a warm smile at her. + His broad face beamed a hearty welcome. + [V speech] 'I'd love to come,' she beamed (= said with a large smile).
2 [VN +adv./prep.] to send radio or television signals over long distances using electronic equipment: Live pictures of the ceremony were beamed around the world.
3 [V +adv./prep.] to produce a ray of light and/or heat: The morning sun beamed down on us. + Light beamed through a hole in the curtain.
Idioms see EAR
Collocation Dictionary

1 ray of light


bright, intense, piercing, powerful | narrow, thin | electron, laser, searchlight, torch


direct, point, send, shine | play
He played the beam of his torch over the wall of the cave.
| catch sb/sth in
He was suddenly caught in the full beam of a searchlight.


shine | illuminate sth, light sth up


~ from
the beam from the lighthouse
| ~ of
A beam of sunlight shone in through the window.


on full beam
car headlights on full beam

2 long piece of wood/metal


timber, wooden | oak | iron, metal, steel | old, original
a cottage with original beams and a thatched roof
| exposed
a cosy pub with exposed oak beams
| horizontal, vertical


support sth

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