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beam(
bim
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (architecture)
a. la viga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Our apartment in Paris still had its original beams in the ceiling.Nuestro apartamento en París todavía tenía las vigas originales en el techo.
b. el travesaño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(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)
a. la barra de equilibrio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The beam is frequently used in artistic gymnastics.La barra de equilibrio es frecuentemente usado en la gimnasia artística.
5. (physics)
a. el haz de luz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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.
b. el haz de radiofaro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(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.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.
b. transmitir
The app determines what kind of data is beamed to the server.La aplicación determina qué clase de datos se transmite al servidor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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.
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beam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in building)
a. la viga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (in gymnastics)
a. la barra de equilibrio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (of light)
a. el rayo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (physics)
a. el haz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
5. (idioms)
a. (colloquial)
you're way off beamte equivocas de medio a medio
6. (colloquial)
a.
broad in the beamancho(a) de caderas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
7. (program)
a. emitir
8. (information)
a. mandar, enviar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
9. (shine; sun, moon)
a. brillar
to beam with pride/pleasuresonreír con orgullo/de placer
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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
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