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

Translation of beam in French:


  • 1 (of light, torch, laser)
    (of vehicle lights, lighthouse, searchlight) (also Physics)
    faisceau (m)
    on full beam (British English) (Automobile), on high beam (American English) (Automobile)
    en (pleins) phares
    on low beam (American English) (Automobile)
    en code
  • 5 (Aviation, Nautical) (radio or radar course)
    faisceau (m) de guidage
    to be off beam (British English) , to be off the beam (American English)
    être sorti du faisceau
    être à côté de la plaque [informal]
  • 7 (smile)
    grand sourire (m)

transitive verb

  • 1
    (radio, satellite)
    transmettre (programme, signal)
    the concert was beamed all over the world
    le concert a été diffusé partout dans le monde
  • 2 [figurative]his father beamed his congratulations
    son père, rayonnant, l'a félicité

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (sun, moon)
    the sun beamed down on us
    le soleil rayonnait au-dessus de nous


to be broad in the beam

être fort des hanches

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