American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ray of sunlight.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ray of the sun.
- n. A narrow and intense (relative to ambient light) ray of sunlight.
- n. Any butterfly of the genus Curetis.
- n. Any hummingbird of the genus Aglaeactis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A beam or ray of the sun.
- n. a ray of sunlight
- From sun + beam. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sunnebem, from Old English sunnebēam (translation of Late Latin columna lūcis, pillar of light) : sunne, sun; see sun + bēam, tree, building post; see beam. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Survey-ships and detectors were out; the scientists of the Patrol had been for months hard at work on the "sunbeam" -a device to concentrate the energy of the sun into one frightful beam.”
Children of the Lens
“She was a very grave "sunbeam" when she set out to walk to church -- and as clear!”
“T.J. gave Margaret a sunbeam smile and strutted confidently through the doors of what was soon to be his office.”
“It had moved out away from me on the current and was glittering like a sunbeam on the water.”
“And Max is lounging on a spare laptop, in a sunbeam.”
“That's all of us - everybody you know, everybody you love, everybody you ever heard of lived out their lives there, on a mote of dust in a sunbeam.”
“Then I admitted defeat and crawled away to the bedroom, where I lay in a sunbeam and smelled the spring unfolding outside the open window.”
“Complaint Department: I shall nap in this sunbeam, and all shall be well.”
“They swam until the first sunbeam crested our Ishtar Gate and roused the city from its slumber.”
“Its climax is not an emotional catharsis but rather the radiance of that third movement: music as shining and direct as rainwater in a sunbeam.”
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