Synonyms of beam
1 smileDictionary • She beamed at her friend with undisguised admiration.
smile • He smiled and waved.
grin • He grinned, delighted at the memory.
be all smiles
2 transmitDictionary • The interview was beamed live across America.
transmit • letters begging them to transmit the programme daily
show • The drama will be shown on American TV.
air • Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called 'Democracy in Action'.
broadcast • CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
relay • It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
televise • The Grand Prix will be televised by the BBC.
emit • The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
put on the air
3 radiateDictionary • A sharp white spotlight beamed down on a small stage.
radiate • From here contaminated air radiates out to the open countryside.
flash • Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
shine • It is a mild morning and the sun is shining.
glow • The expectant mothers positively glowed with pride.
glitter • The palace glittered with lights.
gleam • His red sports car gleamed in the sun.
give off light
1 rayDictionary • a beam of light
ray • The first rays of light spread over the horizon.
flash • a sudden flash of lightning
glow • The rising sun cast a golden glow over the fields.
shaft • A brilliant shaft of sunlight burst through the doorway.
gleam • the gleam of the headlights
glint • glints of sunlight
glimmer • In the east there is the faintest glimmer of light.
2 rafterDictionary • The ceilings are supported by oak beams.
plank • made of three solid planks of wood
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airIf a broadcasting company airs a television or radio programme, they show it on television or broadcast it on the radio.
• Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called 'Democracy in Action'.
broadcastTo broadcast a programme means to send it out by radio waves, so that it can be heard on the radio or seen on television.
• CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
put on the air,
put on the air,
• The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
Thesaurus for beam from the Collins English Thesaurus
a long thick straight-sided piece of wood, metal, concrete, etc, esp one used as a horizontal structural member