- a beam or ray of sunlight.
- Australian Slang. a dish or utensil that has not been used during a meal and so does not have to be washed.
Origin of sunbeam
Related Words for sunbeamflash, glare, sun, radiation, window, lamp, ray, daylight, candle, bulb, glow, star, lantern, sunshine, light, glimmer, radiance, emanation, torch, brilliance
Examples from the Web for sunbeam
Historical Examples of sunbeam
The sunbeam had vanished, not only from the page, but from the room.Wilfrid Cumbermede
A sunbeam, escaping from beneath a cloud, gilded the fine drops of water.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Fluffy, tell Downy the little story I told you the other day, about the sunbeam.Five Mice in a Mouse-trap
Laura E. Richards
The 'Sunbeam' left Macassar on the evening of the 20th of April.
Calling at Trincomalee en route, the 'Sunbeam' next proceeded to Burmah.
- a beam, ray, or stream of sunlight
- Australian slang a piece of crockery or cutlery laid for a meal but remaining unused