Definition of Sunbeam

1. Noun. A ray of sunlight.

Exact synonyms: Sunray
Generic synonyms: Beam, Beam Of Light, Irradiation, Light Beam, Ray, Ray Of Light, Shaft, Shaft Of Light
Group relationships: Sun, Sunlight, Sunshine



Definition of Sunbeam

1. n. A beam or ray of the sun.

Definition of Sunbeam

1. Noun. a narrow and intense (relative to ambient light) ray of sunlight ¹

2. Noun. (Australia colloquial) something that was taken out, but not used (e.g., the table was set, but the knife was not used. The knife is a "sunbeam" and can be returned to the silverware drawer without being washed). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sunbeam

1. a beam of sunlight [n -S] : SUNBEAMY [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunbeam

sunback
sunbake
sunbaked
sunbaker
sunbakers
sunbakes
sunbaking
sunbath
sunbathe
sunbathed
sunbather
sunbathers
sunbathes
sunbathing
sunbaths
sunbeam (current term)
sunbeams
sunbeamy
sunbeat
sunbed
sunbeds
sunbelt
sunbelts
sunberries
sunberry
sunbird
sunbirds
sunblind
sunblinds
sunblink

Literary usage of Sunbeam

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1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"There was his trim yacht the sunbeam whi с h had to go to Australia somehow. ... So at the risk of danger, dignity, and delay, the master of the sunbeam set ..."

2. Poems by Grades: Containing Poems Selected for Each Grade of the School by Ada Van Stone Harris, Charles Benajah Gilbert (1907)
"If I were a sunbeam, I know where I'd go: Into lowliest hovels, Dark with want ... Art thou not a sunbeam, Child whose life is glad With an inner radiance ..."

3. Nature in Verse: A Poetry Reader for Children by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1895)
"To keep the sunbeam out. But ever, as it touched the earth, It woke up happiness and mirth. I may not tell the history Of all that it could do, ..."

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