adjective Date: 14th century 1. emitting beams of light ; radiant 2. broad in the beam <
a beamy cargo ship

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  • Beamy — Beam y, a. 1. Emitting beams of light; radiant; shining. Beamy gold. Tickell. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy. [1913 Webster] His double biting ax, and beamy spear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Having horns, or antlers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beamy — [bēm′ē] adj. beamier, beamiest 1. sending out beams of light; radiant; bright 2. beamlike; broad; massive 3. Naut. having a broad BEAM (n. I, 8) …   English World dictionary

  • beamy — adjective a) Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy. beamy stags b) Having horns or antlers …   Wiktionary

  • beamy — adj. glowing or radiating light, shining; that discharges beams of light; wide in the beam (as in a beamy ship ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beamy — beamily, adv. beaminess, n. /bee mee/, adj., beamier, beamiest. 1. emitting beams of or as of light; radiant. 2. broad in the beam, as a ship. 3. Zool. having antlers, as a stag. [1350 1400; ME bemy. See BEAM, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • beamy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts: bright, brilliant, effulgent, incandescent, irradiant, lambent, lucent, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, shiny. See LIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • beamy — adjective (beamier, beamiest) (of a ship) broad beamed …   English new terms dictionary

  • beamy — a. 1. Radiant, beaming, gleaming, shining, glancing. 2. Radiant, joyous, gladsome, gladdening, sparkling. 3. Beam like, huge, ponderous, sturdy, thick, unwieldy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • beamy — beam•y [[t]ˈbi mi[/t]] adj. beam•i•er, beam•i•est 1) emitting beams of or as of light; radiant 2) naut. broad in the beam, as a ship • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • beamy — /ˈbimi/ (say beemee) adjective (beamier, beamiest) 1. emitting beams, as of light; radiant. 2. broad in the beam, as a ship. 3. Zoology having antlers, as a stag …   Australian English dictionary

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