Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not having a beam.
  • adj. Not emitting light.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not having a beam.
  • adj. Not emitting light.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Emitting no rays of light; rayless.

Etymologies

beam +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My life is simple now, and when the fog lifts, the boat is filled with, as John Muir said, "holy, beamless, bodyless, inaudible floods of light."

    Katie Amatruda: How I Navigated The Four Stages Of Divorce

  • Before I arrived in sight of it, all that remained of day was a beamless amber light along the west: but I could see every pebble on the path, and every blade of grass, by that splendid moon.

    Wuthering Heights

  • She was now at her full, and when at length she came up out of the sea, her disc, broad and red like a beamless sun, seemed to rest, dilated to preternatural size, upon the edge of the last wave that swelled against the horizon.

    The Island Home

  • New Town, and Ellen was looking up the side-street that opened just opposite and revealed, menacing as the rattle of spears, the black rock and bastions of the Castle against the white beamless glare of the southern sky.

    The Judge

  • Ellen was looking up the sidestreet that opened just opposite and revealed, menacing as the rattle of spears, the black rock and bastions of the Castle against the white beamless glare of the southern sky.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street

  • Here is a road seen between sunset and moonrise: "... all that remained of day was a beamless amber light along the west: but I could see every pebble on the path, and every blade of grass, by the light of that splendid moon".

    The Three Brontës

  • The giant warned him of the dangers which he would encounter, saying that the mountain passage was twelve miles long and beamless and black.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

  • An Eagle with stretched wings, but beamless eye --

    POEMS COMPOSED OR SUGGESTED DURING A TOUR IN THE SUMMER OF 1833 XXV. ON REVISITING DUNOLLY CASTLE

  • For as surely as we see the sun vanish in the west this evening, feeble and beamless, so surely shall we behold him to-morrow morning rise again in the east, glorious, vigorous and young.

    Chaldea From the Earliest Times to the Rise of Assyria

  • Except for Felicita's presence in the village behind him he would have felt himself in another world; in a beamless and lifeless abyss, where there was no creature like unto himself; only eternal gloom and solitude.

    Cobwebs and Cables

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