Beam tree

Beam tree
Beam tree Beam" tree` [AS. be['a]m a tree. See {Beam}.] (Bot.) A tree ({Pyrus aria}) related to the apple. [1913 Webster]

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  • beam — beamless, adj. beamlike, adj. /beem/, n. 1. any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, stone, etc., manufactured or shaped esp. for use as rigid members or parts of structures or machines. 2. Building Trades. a horizontal bearing… …   Universalium

  • beam — I. noun Etymology: Middle English beem, from Old English bēam tree, beam; akin to Old High German boum tree Date: before 12th century 1. a. a long piece of heavy often squared timber suitable for use in construction b. a wood or metal cylinder in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beam — n. & v. n. 1 a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or room, usu. to support the structure above. 2 a a ray or shaft of light. b a directional flow of particles or radiation. 3 a bright look or smile. 4 a a series of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beam — /bim / (say beem) noun 1. a thick, long piece of timber, shaped for structural use. 2. a similar piece of metal, stone, etc. 3. Building Trades one of the main horizontal supporting members in a building or the like, as for supporting a roof or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • beam — noun 1》 a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used horizontally in building to support a load above.     ↘a narrow horizontal length of squared timber used for balancing exercises in gymnastics. 2》 a horizontal beam supporting the deck… …   English new terms dictionary

  • beam — [[t]bim[/t]] n. 1) bui any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, etc., used esp. as rigid members or parts of structures or machines 2) bui a horizontal bearing member, as a joist or lintel, or a transverse supporting structural… …   From formal English to slang

  • Beam search — is a heuristic search algorithm that is an optimization of best first search that reduces its memory requirement. Best first search is a graph search which orders all partial solutions (states) according to some heuristic which attempts to… …   Wikipedia

  • Beam — (b[=e]m), n. [AS. be[ a]m beam, post, tree, ray of light; akin to OFries. b[=a]m tree, OS. b[=o]m, D. boom, OHG. boum, poum, G. baum, Icel. ba[eth]mr, Goth. bagms and Gr. fy^ma a growth, fy^nai to become, to be. Cf. L. radius staff, rod, spoke of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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