What is another word for beams?

Pronunciation: [bˈiːmz] (IPA)

Beams refer to long and sturdy pieces of wood, steel, or other materials that support the weight of a structure. Synonyms for the word beams include joists, girders, rafters, supports, columns, pillars, posts, and pilasters. Joists are horizontal beams that support floors or ceilings, while girders are larger beams used in building construction. Rafters are sloping beams supporting a roof, while supports refer to any type of beam used to hold up a structure. Columns, pillars, posts, and pilasters are vertical beams used to support the weight of a building or structure. Each of these synonyms represents the critical role that beams have in construction and architecture.

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Usage examples for Beams

In its pale beams could be seen the whole interior of that wide but shallow niche.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
As the day advanced beyond midnight and the splendor of the summer night ran into a clearer continued day, the beams of gold on the surface snows assumed a more burning intensity.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
The sun was low in the northwest, throwing beams of golden light that made the ice a scene of joy.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Beams

  • O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
    Saint Augustine
  • I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
    Abraham Crowley
  • The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are.
    Conrad Hall
  • There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
    Washington Irving
  • There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
    Washington Irving

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