Sunbeam meaning

sŭnbēm
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A ray of sunlight.
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A visible, narrow, and intense (relative to ambient light) ray of sunlight.
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A ray or beam of sunlight.
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(Australia, colloquial, dated) An item of cutlery or crockery laid out on a table, but not used, and which can be returned to the drawer without being washed.
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Any butterfly of the genus Curetis.
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Any hummingbird of the genus Aglaeactis.
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Origin of sunbeam

  • Middle English sunnebem from Old English sunnebēam (translation of Late Latin columna lūcis pillar of light) sunne sun sun bēam tree, building post beam

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From sun +"Ž beam.

    From Wiktionary