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British English: /biːm/
American English: /bim/

Translation of beam in German:


  • 2
    (ray etc.) [Licht]strahl, der
    beam of light
    Lichtstrahl, der
    the car's headlamps were on full beam
    die Scheinwerfer des Wagens waren aufgeblendet
  • 3 (Aviat, Mil, etc.)
    (guide) Peil- od. Leitstrahl, der
    (course) come in on the beam
    auf dem Peil- od. Leitstrahl ein- od. anfliegen
    be off beam [figurative]
    danebenliegen [colloquial]
    be on the beam [figurative]
    richtig liegen [colloquial]
  • 4
    (smile) Strahlen, das
  • 5 (Nautical)
    (ship's breadth) [größte] Schiffsbreite
    (side of ship) [Schiffs]seite, die
    on the beam
    on the port beam broad in the beam [figurative]
  • 6
    (in balance) Waagebalken, der

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 2
    (smile) strahlen
    beam at somebody
    jemanden anstrahlen

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