Translation of "beam" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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beamnoun [ C ]

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beam noun [ C ] (LINE)

B2 a line of light that shines from a bright object

We could just pick out the trail in the weak beam of the flashlight. 我們借著手電筒微弱的光線,僅能勉強認清路。
The rabbit stopped, mesmerized by the beam of the car's headlights. 兔子被汽車車前大燈射出的光束迷住了眼,停了下來。
See also

a line of radiation or particles flowing in one direction

a laser beam 雷射光束
an electron beam 電波

beam noun [ C ] (WOOD)

a long, thick piece of wood, metal, or concrete, especially used to support weight in a building or other structure

The sitting room had exposed wooden beams. 客廳頂上的木樑露出來了。
the beam

in the sport of women's gymnastics, a wooden bar on which the competitors balance and perform movements



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beam verb (SMILE)

[ I ] to smile with obvious pleasure

She beamed with delight/pleasure at his remarks. 她聽完他的話,高興得眉開眼笑。
The child beamed at his teacher as he received the award. 那個孩子在領獎時對他的老師報以微笑。
[ + speech ] "I'm so pleased to see you," he beamed (= said as he smiled). 「很高興見到你,」他微笑著說。

beam verb (SEND OUT)

[ I or T ] to send out a beam of light, an electrical or radio signal, etc.

The sun beamed (= shone brightly) down on the boat as it drifted along. 正午的陽光照在緩緩漂動的船上。
The concert was beamed (= broadcast) by satellite all over the world. 演唱會經衛星轉播到世界各地。

(Translation of “beam” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)