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, balk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafter
collar beam, tie beam, summer, summer tree, 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

    cold, getting cold

    ANTONYMS

    spot on, on the beam