beam
noun
1. (architecture) 
a. la viga (F) 
Our apartment in Paris still had its original beams in the ceiling.Nuestro apartamento en París todavía tenía las viga originales en el techo.
We won't be able to put the roof on until we've got the beams in place.No podremos colocar el techo hasta no instalar los travesaños.
2. (light) 
a. el rayo (M) 
The priest's face was illuminated by a beam of light.Un rayo de luz iluminaba el rostro del cura.
3. (nautical) 
a. el bao (M) (structure) 
If we don't replace these rotten beams, the deck will collapse.Si no reemplazamos estos baos podridos, se hundirá la cubierta.
b. la manga (F) (widest part of a boat) 
A boat with a larger beam will be more stable in heavy seas.Un barco de manga más ancha es más estable con mar revuelto.
4. (sports) 
The beam is frequently used in artistic gymnastics.La barra de equilibrio es frecuentemente usado en la gimnasia artística.
5. (physics) 
A prism separates a singular beam into all of the visible colors of the spectrum.Un prisma separa un único haz de luz en todos los colores visibles del espectro.
The plane was beyond the reach of the beam from the tower.El avión estaba fuera del alcance del haz de radiofaro de la torre.
6. (mechanics) 
a. el astil (M) 
The beam of the balance was crooked, so it was no longer accurate.La balanza tenía el astil torcido, así que ya no era precisa.
transitive verb
7. (to be transmitted) 
a. emitir 
The program is beamed via satellite to multiple locations with high-quality audio.El programa se emite vía satélite a varios sitios con un audio de alta calidad.
The app determines what kind of data is beamed to the server.La aplicación determina qué clase de datos se transmite al servidor.
intransitive verb
8. (to shine) 
a. brillar 
The light of countless colors beams through the stained glass windows.La luz de un sinfín de colors brilla a través de los vitrales.
9. (to smile) 
a. sonreír 
She had ice cream all over her face, and she was beaming from ear to ear.Tenía la cara llena de helado, y sonreía de oreja a oreja.
beam
Noun
1. (in building) 
a. la viga (F) 
2. (in gymnastics) 
a. la barra de equilibrio (F) 
3. (of light) 
a. el rayo (M) 
4. (physics) 
a. el haz (M) 
5. (idioms) 
a. no direct translation (colloquial) 
you're way off beamte equivocas de medio a medio
6. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
broad in the beamancho(a) de caderas
transitive verb
7. (program) 
a. emitir 
8. (information) 
a. mandar, enviar 
intransitive verb
9. (shine; sun, moon) 
a. brillar 
to beam with pride/pleasuresonreír con orgullo/de placer
beam [biːm]
noun
1 (Archit) viga (f); travesaño (m); [of plough] timón (m); [of balance] astil (m); (Mec) balancín (m)
2 (Náut) (timber) bao (m); (width) manga (f)
3 [of light, laser] rayo (m); (from beacon, lamp) haz (m) de luz; (from radio beacon) haz (m) de radiofaro
to drive on full or main beam conducir con luz de carretera or con luces largas
to be on the beam seguir el buen camino
to be (way) off beam (Britain) andar (totalmente) descaminado
The writer was so hilariously way off-beam in his criticism of soccer that every single reader will want to see the article for themselves
4 (smile) sonrisa (f) radiante
with a beam of pleasure con una sonrisa de placer
5 (Dep) barra (f) fija
transitive verb
1 (transmit) [+signal] emitir
2 (smile)
she beamed her thanks at me me lanzó una mirada de agradecimiento
intransitive verb
1 (shine) brillar
2 (smile) sonreír satisfecho
beaming with pride radiante de orgullo
Beaming with pride, she showed them her ring
modifier
beam lights (n) (Aut) luces (f) largas
Phrases with "beam"
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balance beam
la barra de equilibrio
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