Definition of beam verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    beam

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//biːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beam
    BrE BrE//biːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːm//
     
    he / she / it beams
    BrE BrE//biːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːmz//
     
    past simple beamed
    BrE BrE//biːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːmd//
     
    past participle beamed
    BrE BrE//biːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːmd//
     
    -ing form beaming
    BrE BrE//ˈbiːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːmɪŋ//
     
    Happiness, Producing TV shows, Radio broadcasting, Facial expressions
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive, no passive] to have a big happy smile on your face beam (at somebody) He beamed at the journalists. beam (with something) She was positively beaming with pleasure. beam something (at somebody) The barman beamed a warm smile at her. His broad face beamed a hearty welcome. ‘I'd love to come,’ she beamed (= said with a large smile). See related entries: Happiness, Facial expressions
  2. 2[transitive] + adv./prep. to send radio or television signals over long distances using electronic equipment Live pictures of the ceremony were beamed around the world. See related entries: Producing TV shows, Radio broadcasting
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to produce a stream of light and/or heat The morning sun beamed down on us. Light beamed through a hole in the curtain.
  4. Word Origin Old English bēam ‘tree, beam’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch boom and German Baum.Extra examples He beamed broadly at them, clearly very pleased to see them. His face beamed with pleasure. She beamed happily at Maxim. She positively beamed with satisfaction. ‘I’d love to come,’ she beamed.Idioms
    smile/grin/beam from ear to ear
     
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    to be smiling, etc. a lot because you are very pleased about something See related entries: Happiness
    Phrasal Verbsbeam somebody down
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beam