from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ray of sunlight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A beam or ray of the sun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ray of the sun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ray of sunlight
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)
From sun + beam. (Wiktionary)