Synonyms of beam in English:

beam


See definition of beam

noun

1‘there are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house’

SYNONYMS

joist, purlin, girder, spar, support, strut, stay, brace, scantling, batten, transom, lintel, stringer, baulk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafter

collar beam, tie beam, hammer beam, cantilever

2‘a beam of light’

SYNONYMS

ray, shaft, stream, streak, pencil, finger

flash, gleam, glow, glimmer, glint, flare, bar

radiation, emission

3‘seeing the beam on her face was enough to cheer me up’

SYNONYMS

grin, smile, bright look

ANTONYMS

frown


verb

1‘satellites for beaming TV to rooftop aerials’

SYNONYMS

broadcast, transmit, relay, put out, send out, disseminate

direct, aim

televise, show, telecast, put on the air, put on the airwaves

2‘golden rays beamed down through the clouds’

SYNONYMS

shine, radiate, glare, glitter, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, twinkle, flash, flare, streak

3‘she was beaming from ear to ear’

SYNONYMS

grin, smile, dimple, grin like a Cheshire Cat, twinkle, smirk, laugh

informal be all smiles

ANTONYMS

frown


Phrases

    off beam

      ‘you're way off beam on this one’

      SYNONYMS

      mistaken, incorrect, inaccurate, wrong, erroneous, off-target, out, on the wrong track, wide of the mark, awry

      ANTONYMS

      spot on, on the beam

      Variant spelling off (or way off) beam