beaming

[ bee-ming ]
/ ˈbi mɪŋ /

adjective

radiant; bright.
smiling brightly; cheerful.

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Origin of beaming

First recorded in 1660–70; beam + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM beaming

beam·ing·ly, adverbun·beam·ing, adjective

Definition for beaming (2 of 2)

beam
[ beem ]
/ bim /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to emit beams, as of light.
to smile radiantly or happily.

Origin of beam

before 900; Middle English beem, Old English bēam tree, post, ray of light; cognate with Old Frisian bām, Old Saxon bōm, Dutch boom, Old High German boum (German Baum), Gothic bagms, Old Norse bathmr tree; the identity of the consonant which has assimilated itself to the following m is unclear, as is the original root; perhaps Germanic *bagmaz < *bargmaz < Indo-European *bhorǵh-mos growth; see barrow2

SYNONYMS FOR beam

10 See gleam.
20 See shine1.

OTHER WORDS FROM beam

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British Dictionary definitions for beaming

beam
/ (biːm) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of beam

Word Origin for beam

Old English beam; related to Gothic bagms tree, Old High German boum tree
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Idioms and Phrases with beaming

beam

see broad in the beam; off the beam.

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