Translation of beam in Spanish:

beam

viga, n.

Pronunciation /biːm//bim/

noun

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    • 1.1

      (in building) viga feminine
      (in ship) bao masculine
      Sport barra sueca feminine
      Sport barra de equilibrio feminine
      • His final result of 39.025 could have been higher if it were not for an error in coming off the beam.
      • The kitchen has a tiled floor, roof beams, ceiling spotlights and a fitted oven, hob and grill.
      • This has a dark flagstone floor, exposed roof beams, a Stanley oil-fired range with a tiled backdrop and an attractive stone surround.
      • Here, behind the building's exposed beams, Sze stacked scores of small white jewelry boxes into precarious ziggurats.
      • It is mounted on a support beam under my rear deck.
      • She showed great form, expressive dance and world class difficulty on bars and beam.
      • This features a quarry tiled floor, oak timber beams and numerous storage presses.
      • An alternative would be to acquire some of the expensive freestone, and use that to make the door or window frame, supported by wooden beams during the building process.
      • With sturdy metal beams as their building blocks, architects and engineers could erect monumental skyscrapers hundreds of feet in the air.
      • The finished apartments will have exposed original timber beams, oak flooring, glazed balconies and spiral staircases.
      • She made it in the Zone meet Wednesday and made some nice improvements on bars and beam.
      • Some of the principal beams, old ship's timbers, survived although they look rather lonely, silhouetted against the sky.
      • The water rushing underneath the beam had a slightly dizzying effect on her, but she had to keep her eyes on the beam so she could tell where she was putting her feet.
      • But the deck doesn't flatten out because the horizontal beam underneath holds it in place.
      • At the aft end of the ventilation hatches, a curved beam spans the deck.
      • On beam, she missed valuable connections and removed some of her bonus elements for an 8.750.
      • The concave roof of the island building, supported by beams suspended in tension, has its center in the sky.
      • Wood flooring, room-spanning collar-tie beams, and a refinished wood ceiling blend the spaces together.
      • This action is also seen in gymnastics in free exercise and beam routines, in the backhand stroke in racket sports, and in softball batting.
      • Khorkina fell from bars and beam but managed a bronze medal on the floor exercise.
      • The entire deck is supported by steel beams with a complete steel deck over the cabin and engineroom.
      • This is fitted with white wall and floor units and an integrated oven, and has a pitched ceiling with exposed timber beams and an oak floor.
      • I think they were especially successful in the floor exercises, the beam and the vaults.
      • Inside, a lofty ceiling with exposed beams helps keep the non-air-conditioned space well-ventilated.
      • Nancy Smith is another gymnast and enjoys exercising on the bars, beam and the vault.
      • The breakfast room has a tiled floor and exposed roof beams.
      • Startled, I jerked my hand away, smacking my head on one of the upper deck's support beams in the process.
      • American junior Courtney Kupets also qualified to all four events, and led the field on bars and beam.
      • The first scene set in the interior of the shop uses the tiled floor and roof beams to establish orthogonals and transversals.
      • Raducan had been the defending World and World Cup champion on both beam and floor exercise.
      • It transpired that the oak beam supporting the floor had collapsed.
      • The college is a big high building and it has very thick oak beams to support the ceiling.
      • The smallest table measures three metres by four metres and can shake in any direction, simulating a quake and testing the movement of beams and columns.
      • He didn't trust the crumbling clay-and-straw roof, much less the rickety wooden beams supporting the second floor.
      • Good in all exercises, but excels on the asymmetrical bars and the beam.
      • The slab is designed as a continuous plate supported by the floor beams and edge girders.
      • But bars and beam are both my strongest events, and they are less demanding on my back.
      • These joists were the ceiling beams for the first floor great room.
      • The village pub dates back to the 15th century and the renovation sees its original oak beams and tiled floors on full display.
      • A timber deck is supported on I beams which transfer its loads to the hoops.
      • Although she had troubles on bars and beam, she showed great promise for the future.
      • On the beam, in the floor exercises and on the vault she demonstrated original elements for the first time in the world.
      • The vessel's massive beam - nearly 30 feet at its widest - provides both stability and comfort.
      • I started working the sideways back handspring on beam before I saw her do it.
      • The team was impressive especially on beam where gymnasts after gymnast nailed difficult combinations.
      • When we think of women swinging on bars, somersaulting on beams, tumbling on carpets and soaring over vaults at the Olympic Games, we do not necessarily think of Pamela Anderson.
      • One part of the outer hull is punctured by a support beam from the larger ship.
      • All the rooms feature natural stone tiled floors and exposed beams.
      • The low, irregular ceiling is crisscrossed with beams made from ships' timbers and a log fire crackles merrily in the hearth.
      • When the gymnast misses the beam the device instantly picks up the slack on the gym elastics, preventing her crashing to the ground.
      • In the event finals held Wednesday, Dong added the golds on vault, beam, and floor exercise to her all-around and team golds.
      • I had never dived on a real pirate ship, and I imagined fully rigged masts, broad wooden beams, and a blonde-haired damsel gracing the bow of an eerie ghost ship.
      • Her teammate was Maria's only real rival, but blew her chances with a fall from the beam.

    • 1.2(widest part of ship)

      manga feminine
      on the port/starboard beam a babor/estribor
      • Built in 2000, the M/Y Harmony G is a small ship with a beam of 20 feet and draft of 10 feet.
      • With her three pearl white parallel hulls she had a 25-foot beam.
      • The new vessel is almost two metres longer than their previous one and, coupled with a wider beam, means it is capable of being launched in more stormy conditions.
      • She was constructed of teak and reported as being 84 tons, 56 feet in length and having a beam of 18 feet 6 inches.
      • She is one hundred and sixty eight feet in length, twenty four feet across the beam and weighs 330 tons.
      • This is really a very large boat with a beam of 8-foot 6-inches and a hull weight of an astonishing 4900 pounds.

    • 1.3(of scales)

      astil masculine
      • The original form of a weighing scale consisted of a beam with a fulcrum at its center.
      • A triple-beam balance gets its name because it has three beams that allow you to move known masses along the beam.
      • Directions indicated by the beam of a balance or a hanging plummet are called horizontal or vertical, respectively.
      • The most usual Irish term for a balance in general, and also for the beam of a balance, was meadh [ma], which is the word in use at the present day.
      • The sequence of the above manifestations decidedly suggests the swing of a pendulum or beam of a balance in coming to rest, and for this widespread phenomenon the name oscillatory effect is proposed.

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    • 2.1(ray)

      rayo masculine
      (broad) haz de luz masculine
      a beam of light un rayo de luz
      • keep the headlights on high / (British) full / main beam deja las (luces) altas
      • to align the beams alinear los faros
      • Lighthouses are like isolated watchmen, flashing their warning beam of light in the night sky.
      • Isis stepped out into the dim room, illuminated only by a thin beam of light coming from beneath a door a few yards away.
      • A wide bright red beam emerged from the staff, shooting up to the ceiling and beyond.
      • These selective or directional cells are produced by base stations that send out narrow beams at the entrances to tunnels or along roads in rural areas.
      • I can remember trying a new, high-powered, high-voltage HID lamp with a very wide beam and ruining the night dive for all the other divers with me.
      • It stopped when a beam of light flashed upon it from behind.
      • She sits for her entire first act with a single beam of light on her face, which is boldly unflattering but dramatic, and who can hate that?
      • He had a touch of Jennifer Lopez's Latin good looks, but was less broad in the beam.
      • By night, a beam of light at the base of the monument would illuminate the night sky
      • She is, at 53, shorter than you'd expect, broad in the beam and still so extravagantly beautiful she appears unreal.
      • To put it politely she was a little "broad in the beam" and we couldn't quite squeeze her into the entrance.
      • Distances even to the nearest star - it takes a beam of light four whole years - are bewilderingly large.
      • When he pressed a button on the phone, a wide blue beam shone on the pot and bucket.
      • As he stepped into a dim beam of light, I could make out his face; the face of a tortured man whose entire life had been called into question.
      • But Lycra isn't for everyone, especially anyone who is broad in the beam or self-conscious.
      • Annick is, to use one of my mother's expressions, a little broad in the beam.
      • Turning my torch on, I guide its beam towards the dock wall.
      • It throws a beam of light which is so powerful it could be seen from the moon.
      • She saw the beam of light of the night watcher's flashlight turning from the corner, moving forward along the corridor towards her.
      • The ferocious energy shot into the sky, and the colossal beam was visible from miles around, until slowly, it faded away.
      • A small lantern may seem like an odd item to include on this list, but Reid said lantern light makes a blood trail much more visible than the direct beam of a flashlight.
      • It is a neutron star spinning just under 100 times per second and emitting regular radio pulses like a lighthouse beam.
      • Natural light seeps through to every sump, and it is magical to drift through the maze of stalactites studded with reflective crystals, the light dancing in the beams of our torches.
      • The double doors to his room had opened slightly, allowing a stray beam of light to stream into the dark room.
      • Diana had to cover her eyes, one of the beams were centred right on her.

    • 2.2Radio

      haz de radiofaro masculine
      • The transceiver sends out a radar beam into the environment that reflects off whatever it hits.
      • The radar system will also incorporate the agile beam steering capabilities developed for the APG - 77.
      • Radar beams penetrated through Venus's thick cloud layers to reveal these surface images of both sides.
      • That's the radar beam actually shooting up through the eye of this storm.
      • In addition to detecting enemy aircraft, the radar beam also echoed from precipitation, which proved a valuable tool in war planning.
      • The spacecraft also examined the properties of the Venusian atmosphere in ultra-violet light and measured how radio beams are deflected by the clouds.
      • The phased array radar provides instantaneous beam steering which gives the advantage of vast reaction time against airborne threats.
      • It is true that, in bad weather, radar beams can be reflected off waves, causing false echoes or making the screen unreadable.
      • This causes the upward-looking beam of an airport radar to be refracted downward so it is reflected off of autos, ships, and surface objects.
      • Snowflakes grow rapidly as cloud temperatures rise towards 0 deg C, but this level may be below the radar beam.
      • Unfortunately, radar beam refraction over the lakes remains poorly understood.
      • Radar detectors do just what their name implies - they detect the radar beams that are emitted from a police officer or state trooper's radar guns.
      • So in 1985 the Navy launched Geosat, a satellite that measured the height of the sea surface by bouncing a radar beam off it.
      • This modulation can be monitored by the diffraction efficiency of a probe beam (TG signal).
      • Not reflected sunlight, but reflected radar beams read by satellite, have given Antarctica new dimensions.
      • The beams would guide a pilot to the airstrip, but in conditions of zero visibility, they did not provide altitude.
      • The unit installs at the transom and emits sonar beams that ‘look’ out to 240 feet on either side of the boat.
      • The surrounding glacially scoured landscape is also generally free of topography that can obstruct the radar's beam.
      • The system reflected the radar beam off the ionosphere to detect objects from ranges of 500 to nearly 2,000 miles.
      • The two transmitted beams cross at the lower troposphere, bouncing back to the receiving end.


intransitive verb

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    (shine)
    brillar
    the sun was beaming down from a cloudless sky el sol caía de lleno desde un cielo sin nubes
    • The light of the moon beamed down on them, illuminating the streets, not a single soul in sight to see the climax.
    • I turned back around looking straight at her, as the cabin lights were beaming into my eyes.
    • Fluorescent lights beamed down on his unremarkable features.
    • Light suddenly beamed out as a door slammed against a wall from below her.
    • The floor shined from sunlight beaming in through the huge windows on the right side of the wall.
    • Suddenly, a bright light beamed on the werewolf's face, and it hid its eyes.
    • In almost every town, big and small, street lights beam just as much light up and out as they do down, illuminating much more than just the street.
    • The walls were covered with beautiful Christmas lights beaming all over.
    • Suddenly, a bright light beamed from the center of the tree, and a woman appeared before us.
    • I awoke to the bright rays of sunlight beaming on me.
    • The sun shined brightly and the rays of light beamed into the King and Queen's room as the windows were opened.
    • The bright lights were still beaming down as bright as ever.
    • You could make out David's outline on your front steps, the huge Mercedes' lights beaming out upon the eternal darkness that was your yard.
    • It was exhilarating to stand in the store, glaring fluorescent light beaming down upon hundreds of shiny cases, each one containing a story.
    • He ran his hand through his hair and closed his eyes as the sun rays beamed down on him.
    • For many people, external lighting seldom goes beyond a security light beaming down on the front garden to scare off intruders.
    • Shane blinked a few times to get used to the bright rays of sunshine beaming in through the window.
    • Sunlight beaming through large windows gleamed off the bright linoleum floor.
    • We continued our journey, more identical doors whipping by, the fluorescent lights beaming into my face before sweeping over the cart's roof.
    • The sun rays beamed into the cavern, dancing across Kaloth's closed eyelids, causing him to awake.
  • 2

    (smile)
    (abiertamente) sonreír
    he greeted them with a beaming smile los saludó con una sonrisa radiante
    • she beamed with delight sonrió encantada
    • Mr. Kessler beamed his approval at her improvement and Leslie walked with them out to Mr. Kessler's van.
    • He waved at presspersons, beaming his inimitable smile.
    • The round Indian woman beamed her approval then shoved me into the back of the minivan.
    • Elaine's eyes beam their pleasure, which is so obvious that Beth winces inwardly.
    • Akidan beamed her hate at Raymond in a single, evil glare.
    • For the first time since yesterday, Nazuna face formed a smile, and she beamed an incredulous look at Ryouseika's father.
    • The Barbie looked at her, every bit of its plastic smile beaming its approval.
    • I turned to grin at my best friend who beamed right back.
    • The clerk beamed the same merry & insincere smile, and held up his source material: a Trivial Pursuit card.
    • The brunette's head sprang up and she beamed a truly cheerful smile.
    • Her hope was shot down when her friend beamed a happy smile and let her eyes sparkle,
    • She stood so confidently, her eyes and smile beaming some secret we may have shared.
    • From somewhere beyond the majestic ceiling's painted clouds, Balanchine must have beamed approval.
    • When I approach to thank him for the dance, he clasps my hand and shakes it vigorously, beaming appreciation.
    • As she stood straight again, beaming her radiance, the door opened revealing a rather exotic looking woman who was definitely not Giles.
    • Martina tries not to beam her pleasure too obviously.
    • I beamed my approval and choked down the lump in my throat.
    • Her smile beamed adoration, shining the glow of her affection upon her favorite son.
    • Shock, surprise, fright, nervousness, anxiety, shyness, then finally pleasure as she beams a terrific smile at me.

transitive verb

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    (broadcast)
    transmitir
    • The same airwaves used to beam wireless phone calls can be used to transmit Net data.
    • The live coverage by the three channels, which experts estimate beams into tens of millions of Arab homes, plays a key role in shaping how this part of the world views a conflict.
    • A network of TV and radio stations beams its message across the airwaves.
    • The signals are then beamed back into space, and broadcast by three civilian geostationary satellites.
    • In one experiment, Clementine beamed radio signals into shadowed craters near the Moon's south pole.
    • A global Christian organisation already beams a shortwave signal from transmitters just outside Kununurra.
    • The reading will be beamed by satellite to television and radio stations around the world.
    • The moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the world.
    • The data is stored in the helmet after a hit and then beamed by radio waves to a computer on the sidelines.
    • Traditional analogue signals, which have beamed television into homes across the country since transmissions started, are to be withdrawn.
    • The satellite broadcast is being beamed out to more than 30 regional locations around the UK.
    • They're more amenable to control within State borders than radio waves beamed out from transmission towers, relay stations and satellites.
    • The basic pulsar model involves a magnetic dipole field tilted with respect to the rotation axis, beaming radio waves along the dipole axis as the star spins.
    • A donated satellite truck will be parked outside, beaming daily newscasts into over 1 million homes.
    • The microwave-based system operates on the basis of line-of-sight signals, whereby a signal is beamed from a mast to the receiver on the television set.
    • The concert is expected to be beamed to venues in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness.
    • The researchers conducted their experiments by beaming radio waves at aquariums stocked with different species of aquatic life.
    • This signal cannot carry as much information as a high-gain signal where the available power is concentrated to beam the signal accurately back to its target.
    • BBC World Service programmes in Spanish are beamed by satellite to more than 20 stations in Mexico and more than 100 throughout Latin America.
    • Data will be beamed using FM radio frequencies that currently allow you see station IDs on your tuner's display.
  • 2

    (express by smile)
    he beamed a welcome sonrió en señal de bienvenida