beams; beamed; beaming
1 a [no object] : to smile happily
She beamed as she told us the good news.
They stood beaming with satisfaction.
b [+ object] : to say (something) while smiling happily
“We're getting married!” he beamed.
2 : to send out beams of light or energy
Sunlight was beaming [=shining] through the window.
The sun beamed its light through the window.
3 [+ object] : to send out (information, television signals, etc.) through wires or the air
Pictures of the distant planet were beamed back to the Earth.
4 [+ object] in stories : to send (someone) to another place instantly by using a special machine
The space explorers were beamed onto the surface of the planet.